crawl - Man Page

a roguelike dungeon exploration game


Crawl[-vscores n] [-tscores n] [-test] [-sprint-map map] [-sprint] [-species species] [-seed num] [-script file] [-scores n] [-scorefile path] [-rcdir path] [-rc path] [-plain] [-name name] [-morgue path] [-macro path] [-help] [-extra-opt-last optname=optval] [-extra-opt-first optname=optval] [-dir path] [-builddb] [-background background] [-arena ["monsters v monsters [arena:map]"]]


Crawl is a fun game in the grand tradition of similar games like Rogue, Hack and Moria. The objective is to travel deep into a subterranean cave complex and retrieve the Orb of Zot, guarded by many horrible and hideous creatures.

If you have never played Crawl (or a similar game) before, select the tutorial from the starting menu. The tutorial explains the interface in five easy lessons. Once you're familiar with the controls, you may want to play a few games using hints mode.

This is the Stone Soup version of Dungeon Crawl.



The character name to use.


The directory to store information in.


The configuration file to use.


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See Also

The in-game help menu, which can be accessed by pressing ?.


October 9, 2021