The villagers are tough to impress. But with persistence, your fame may rise.
As you go up in fame level, the villagers will put more effort into searching for equipment. The base weapon bonus is +1, with a chance of an increase equal to 10% plus your fame level.
Example: If you have a fame level of 5, there is a 15% chance that a weapon's bonus of +1 will be increased to +2. If it is, there will be another 15% chance it will then be increased to +3. And so on, up until +9.
The same process is used to determine the quantity of your scrolls and potions, although you will always start with at least 3 health potions.
Rising in fame level will unlock more game features. Here is what awaits the dedicated dungeoneer.
Haste Scrolls2The old village mage woke from a dream, said the secret word for haste scrolls, then fell back asleep. Fortunately someone heard him.Haste scrolls allow you to take take an extra action on your turn.
Flame Scrolls3The village hypnotist will see you upon your return. She plans to cure your fear of fire so that you can use flame scrolls.Flame scrolls allow you to block spaces with magical fire.
The Ruins4A visiting sage delivers an old map of an ancient underground city. "Let this not be your ruin," he warns cryptically.The ruins are filled with undead creatures guarding the dungeon's best loot.
The Elf5An elf arrives to the village, drawing long stares. It is said she comes from a nearby forest, one recently devastated by dragons.The elf doesn't use a shield, but compensates with her leaping and dodging.
Cavern Crawlers6Little Billy had to release his pet caterpillar. His father explained, "That thing never stopped eating ... or growing."Cavern crawlers roam the caverns, randomly entering rooms. Their goal is to reach the other side, but will attack anything along the way.
Caverns Tunnel7A village boy asks if you ever get to slide down steep tunnels. "That would be epic!," he explains.A one-way tunnel will lead from the caverns to an unknown location in the mines below.
Firebugs8The village cook is promoting his new delicacy, Flambéed Beetle. "I import combustible beetles," he brags. "The big ones I let go."When a firebug dies, it erupts into flame, blocking the space it was on.
The Dwarf9There’s a new arrival to the village. Shortly thereafter the tavern runs out of ale and a bar fight ensues. Coincidence? No.The Dwarf does not use a bow, but can charge targets that are two tiles away.
The Order of Dungeoneers10There’s a secret order of dungeoneers dedicated to protecting the village. Don’t tell anyone, or you’ll be fed to a dung monster.Members of the Order of Dungeoneers get a horse (reducing the time to the village) and access to Campaign and Tournament game modes.
Haunt of the Specters11You hear horror stories of teenage villagers going missing.Two Specters now haunt a room in the ruins, guarding an exceptional weapon. Specters are invisible until next to you.
Shamblers12The village engineers succeed in draining the nearby swamp. "Those pesky swamp creatures will have to go somewhere else!"Shamblers lurk in the water-filled pits of the Caverns. They will only go after you if you attack or loot something in their room.
Throne of the Lich Queen13A bard sings a tale of adventurers entering horror-filled tomb, driving off an evil lich. No one knows where the lich went.The Lich Queen is a powerful undead sorceress. She sits on her throne deep in the ruins, guarding an exceptional weapon.
Mines Tunnel14A traveling archaelogist explains how to find a tunnel to the ruins. Who knew?A one-way tunnel can be found in the mines leading to a random location in the ruins below.
Ropers15Villager 1: "What's the difference between a stalagmite and a stalactite?" Villager 2: "Oh, I know that one! A stalagmite *might* be a roper!" Villagers 1 & 2: "Hahahaha!"Ropers do not move, but use their tentacles as long range whips.
Reapers16Farmer Ben enters the tavern, saying: "Hey, has anyone seen my scythe? It's almost harvest, and I can't find it for the life of me."Reapers slay anything in their path. And their path will be to you.
Chamber of the Mummy King17Curses! After centuries of collecting dust (and rot, and disease) the Mummy King has arisen.An ancient Mummy King has returned to lay claim to one of the rooms in the ruins. It guards an exceptional weapon.
Golden Chest18The dragons realize that they need treasure more befitting magnificent creatures such as themselves.The dragon lair will now contain a golden chest containing an exceptional sword, shield or bow.
You earn fame when you find weapons and slay dragons. The fame for a weapon matches the weapon bonus and the fame for a dragon depends on the dragon type and how many you've killed that game.
+1 Sword = 1
+3 Shield = 3
+7 Bow = 7
+9 Sword = 9
White Dragon = 11
Black Dragon = 12
Green Dragon = 13
Blue Dragon = 14
Red Dragon = 15
Dragon multiplier - Points for a dragon slaying are multiplied by the number of dragons you've killed in the current game. For example, killing 3 White Dragons in one game would produce 66 total fame points (11 for the first, 22 for the second, and 33 for the third.) Each time you start a new game, the dragon multiplier resets to 1.
Below are the number of points required for each fame level:
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