Monster's Den Chronicles
April 6, 2012 9:27 AM   Subscribe

Monster's Den Chronicles is a turn-based Flash dungeon-crawler RPG with combat mechanics reminiscent of turn-based strategy game stalwart Disciples II.

Note that the author recommends increasing the Flash local storage settings in order to prevent problems with saved games.
posted by whir (16 comments total) 35 users marked this as a favorite
Is this something that, if I click on it, I can forget about getting any work done today?
posted by humboldt32 at 9:35 AM on April 6, 2012 [1 favorite]

Well, I lost last weekend to it, so it's quite likely. The recent renaissance in dungeon crawler/rogue like games has been destroying me.

Anyway, this game is pretty damn solid. It takes a bit of time to get into, but it's very well designed. And for an RPG it's refreshingly difficult.
posted by Alex404 at 9:41 AM on April 6, 2012

Oh, snap! I lost entire weekends to Book of Dread. Thanks!!!
posted by Shepherd at 9:47 AM on April 6, 2012

This looks really great and I'm staying well away from it.
posted by DU at 9:47 AM on April 6, 2012 [1 favorite]

Like Disciples II?

*tag for later*
posted by subversiveasset at 9:51 AM on April 6, 2012

One hour down. This is pretty cool. Thanks for posting it.
posted by humboldt32 at 10:34 AM on April 6, 2012

Dudes? It's all just fuckin' dudes? Where's the ladies? I don't wanna play a guy. Fuck that. Seriously not even a single female character?
posted by symbioid at 10:57 AM on April 6, 2012

If memory serves me right, you could select male and female characters for each role -- there are little male and female icons.

I also remember it as being a difficult dungeon indeed, especially the boss fights on each level.
posted by Gelatin at 11:36 AM on April 6, 2012

I've played earlier incarnations of the Monster's Den series; this looks really good. Although, like symboid, I'm looking for some female characters and trying to see what I might have overlooked that would have allowed gender selection.
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:44 AM on April 6, 2012

Non. Il est un festival saucisse complet.
posted by howfar at 1:02 PM on April 6, 2012

Gah! How do I use items in combat? Or is that not possible?
posted by subbes at 2:12 PM on April 6, 2012

I'm pretty sure you can't.
posted by whir at 12:30 PM on April 7, 2012

Well, that's a week's worth of billable hours down the tubes.
posted by Mr. Justice at 1:48 PM on April 7, 2012


Tip for those of you who, like me, thought you could just open the swf in a new tab so as to get the game nice and embiggened: you can, but if you close it you'll lose your save.

Losing 7 levels for each of 6 characters has now nicely put an end to any risk that I'd spend more time on that game.
posted by subbes at 7:49 PM on April 7, 2012

Umm, yea I'm with subbes, was digging it until Firefox crashed (my fault, the game's) and I come back to no saved characters. Fool me once...
posted by RolandOfEld at 9:41 PM on April 7, 2012

I've picked it back up with little trouble. I use a full screen flash add in for firefox and it helps a ton. The veteran difficulty is no joke, be prepared to back track and curse alot.
posted by RolandOfEld at 9:56 AM on April 12, 2012

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