Ascension Run 001: Speedrunning NetHack w/ luxidream; + Jupiter Hell, DCSS, Dominion

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In this episode Tone is joined by NetHack speedrun world-record-holder luxidream, who recently speedran the game for thousands of people at the ESA Summer 2021 marathon. They discuss speedrunning in NetHack and roguelikes, the new Jupiter Hell release, the deckbuilding card game Dominion and how it relates to roguelikes, the new DCSS patch, and more.


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luxidream’s NetHack speedrun at ESA Summer 2021:

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