Patreon Announcement

tonehack now has a Patreon!

I now have a Patreon! This will be the best way to support my channels and other roguelike-related projects going forward! You can learn more at my Patreon page here: There are currently three polls active for subscribers if you’d like to vote on what videos I’ll be doing for YouTube next. And more … Read more

Brogue Streak Summary: Ascensions #1, #2, #3

I’ve been playing Brogue again recently, and this time I decided to try something a little different — I had seen some discussion about fairness and luck in the game, and how often a game is winnable, so I thought I’d play some games with the goal to just win the run: simply escaping with … Read more

Ascension Run 004: Roguelike Celebration 2021 feat. Alexei Pepers & Travis Moy

Tone is joined by Roguelike Celebration organizers Alexei Pepers and Travis Moy to discuss the recent Roguelike Celebration 2021 event! They talk about the event itself and their experiences transitioning from a live event to an online conference, the unique online social space where the conference takes place, the organizer and volunteer experience, and they also discuss several of the event’s talks at length.

Ascension Run 003: Rift Wizard w/ developer Dylan White

Tone is joined by Rift Wizard developer Dylan White to discuss the game and its recent release. Rift Wizard is a traditional roguelike where you play as a wizard with access to a huge selection of spells to customize your build. They discuss Dylan’s background, Rift Wizard’s core mechanics, player agency, designing spells in roguelikes, the Early Access experience, and more!

tonehack Custom Rift Wizard Tileset

With the full release of Rift Wizard onto Steam this week, I’d like to share two custom tilesets that I collaborated with k.hoops to create. The “Rift Rogue” tileset features my twitch channel mascot, the Rogue, as the player-character sprite. The “Salt Wizard” is a goofier take on the character, which features them doing the … Read more