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For a list of games by Theme, see [[List of Roguelikes by Theme]].
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= Mythology and folklore =
 
= Mythology and folklore =
 
* [[African mythology]]
 
* [[African mythology]]
* [[American Folklore]] (Tall Tales, Historical Legends, etc.)
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* [[United States Folklore]] (Tall Tales, Historical Legends, etc.)
 
* [[Arabian Tales]] (e.g. Arabian Nights)
 
* [[Arabian Tales]] (e.g. Arabian Nights)
 
* [[Arthurian legend]]
 
* [[Arthurian legend]]
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* [[Wild West]]
 
* [[Wild West]]
 
* [[Wilderness Survival]]
 
* [[Wilderness Survival]]
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* [[World War II]]
  
 
= Fantasy =
 
= Fantasy =
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* [[Underwater]]: fantasy (sea elves, merpeople, no fire elementals)
 
* [[Underwater]]: fantasy (sea elves, merpeople, no fire elementals)
 
* [[Vampire(theme)|Vampire]] Gothic (modern "gothic")
 
* [[Vampire(theme)|Vampire]] Gothic (modern "gothic")
* [[Wild West]] + supernatural
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* [[Weird West]] ([[Wild West]] with supernatural elements)
 
* [[World without spells]]
 
* [[World without spells]]
 
* [[World without magic items]]
 
* [[World without magic items]]
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* [[Starship Troopers]] ripoff: fight alien monsters in a very powerful and cool powered battlesuit
 
* [[Starship Troopers]] ripoff: fight alien monsters in a very powerful and cool powered battlesuit
 
* [[Steampunk]]
 
* [[Steampunk]]
* The [[AIs have turned on humanity]]! (or for bonus originality points, the AIs have turned on some alien species!)
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* The [[AI's have turned on humanity]]! (or for bonus originality points, the AI's have turned on some alien species!)
 
* [[Time Travel]]
 
* [[Time Travel]]
 
* [[Tron]]: You are ''inside'' a computer.  Each program/command is a species, so plenty of variety.
 
* [[Tron]]: You are ''inside'' a computer.  Each program/command is a species, so plenty of variety.
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* [[Pimp]] roguelike (and yes, that's pimp in the literal sense)
 
* [[Pimp]] roguelike (and yes, that's pimp in the literal sense)
 
* [[Pulp]] Adventure
 
* [[Pulp]] Adventure
* [[Rescue Worker]]: could be fantasy or sci-fi setting, but your job is to deal with crisis situations and rescue people, animals, and property
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* [[Rescue Worker]]: could be fantasy, modern or sci-fi setting, but your job is to deal with crisis situations and rescue people, animals, and property. For instance play as a firefighter
 
* [[Shakespearean]] Roguelike
 
* [[Shakespearean]] Roguelike
 
* [[Sports]] (including futuristic or fantasy): try a career as a jockey, a charioteer, a stock car driver,zero-gee soccer/football [note: this would be a difficult theme to pull off, IMO, but doable]
 
* [[Sports]] (including futuristic or fantasy): try a career as a jockey, a charioteer, a stock car driver,zero-gee soccer/football [note: this would be a difficult theme to pull off, IMO, but doable]
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* [[Calvinball]]: the Roguelike
 
* [[Calvinball]]: the Roguelike
  
Some of these ideas can be combined, others are obviously
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Some of these ideas can be combined, others are obviously incompatible.
incompatible.
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= See Also =
 
= See Also =

Latest revision as of 03:30, 19 May 2017

For a list of games by Theme, see List of Roguelikes by Theme.

Contents

[edit] Mythology and folklore

[edit] Historical and pseudo-historical

[edit] Fantasy

[edit] Science fiction

[edit] Other (the unusual, the crossovers, the hard to classify)

  • Alien planet where battle is sex to submission by orgasm
  • Anime themes
  • Antarctica (penguin based?)
  • Atlantis has resurfaced. Explore.
  • Cartoon based
  • Completely new world "as little related to ours as possible"
  • Dimensional crossover (mixing themes)
  • Dream world: may be used as a solo idea or in conjunction with another world concept
  • Escape from Hell (after arriving via clerical error)
  • Furry (any other theme, but races are anthropomorphic animals)
  • Highlander (set in present day or progressing through a series of temporal settings) [note: would not be hard to change the premise a little to create a new semi-immortals battle across history background]
  • Indiana Jones style archaeological digs
  • James Bondesque (or Austin Powersesque) "spy" adventures
  • Jungle Adventure
  • Lost Valley (PC explorer from modern times, Victorian, 1920's etc.)
  • Modern Covert Ops
  • Pimp roguelike (and yes, that's pimp in the literal sense)
  • Pulp Adventure
  • Rescue Worker: could be fantasy, modern or sci-fi setting, but your job is to deal with crisis situations and rescue people, animals, and property. For instance play as a firefighter
  • Shakespearean Roguelike
  • Sports (including futuristic or fantasy): try a career as a jockey, a charioteer, a stock car driver,zero-gee soccer/football [note: this would be a difficult theme to pull off, IMO, but doable]
  • Superheroes
  • The Quest to Get Laid: Probably modern, seek out and explore strange new sex partners; requires parental warning label (sex could work, romance elements could be used in a roguelike, but can't be central because sex is the mechanics, romance is too intangible for the RL world to adequately handle)
  • Underwater: alien (create your own exotic realm of the deep)
  • Calvinball: the Roguelike

Some of these ideas can be combined, others are obviously incompatible.

[edit] See Also

List of roguelikes by theme

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