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Ancient Domains Of Mystery

An Interactive Adventure In A Fantastic World
Copyright 1994-2015 by Thomas Biskup.
All Rights Reserved All Over The World

Dedication

To my parents for always allowing me to choose my path in life.

To Dave Arneson and Gary Gygax for inventing the most wonderful pastime ever.

Table Of Contents

Introduction
The Coming of Chaos
The Price of the Game
To further the development of the game
The Horoscope
Game-related Effects of Star Signs
The Player Character
The Races
The Classes
Alignment
The Gods
Skills
Increasing Skills
Marking Skills for Quick Selection
Talents
Initial Talents
Cumulative Talents
Talent List
Weapon Skills
Weapon Skills and Attack Energy
Attributes
Primary Attributes
Attribute Generation
Secondary Attributes
Experience & Advancement
Magic & Spells
Spell Display
Casting Spells from Books
Known Spells
Mindcraft
Corruptions
The Game
The Main Screen
The Monster Memory
The Display
The Player Character Screen
Miscellaneous Commands
Movement
Speed
The Dynamic Display
Dice
The Inventory
Filtering the Stuff List
Beasts of Burden
Shops
Wishing
Saving the Game
How To Start -- A Beginner's Guide

Appendix A: Credits
Appendix B: Customizing ADOM
Appendix C: Command Line Options
Appendix D: Customizing the Keymap
Appendix E: Message Customization