Looking for a browser-based RPG
February 15, 2022 5:53 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking to pick up a browser-based RPG. Preferably free-to-play and single-player. I don't need impressive graphics, just a fun game that I can pick up and grind at for a while.
posted by One Hand Slowclapping to Computers & Internet (3 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Dungeon Crawl: Stone Soup
Easy to play in any browser, free and open source. It's a roguelike, so it has permadeath and you will die a lot at first, but that's half the fun! It also has tons of quality-of-life features, like auto explore, easy (regex!) searching of everything your character has seen, etc.

Lots of player races and backgrounds, interesting god choices, rich magic, interesting enemies; give it a try!
posted by SaltySalticid at 6:05 AM on February 15, 2022 [6 favorites]

Not quite an "RPG", but depending on what you're looking for, Fallen London has an amazing amount of atmosphere and story ("London was stolen by bats. Now, hell is close, immortality is cheap, and the screaming has largely stopped…"), and is a great background activity as you're kind of intrinsically limited on how much you can do at once, so I just kind of pop in a few times through the day and burn down my available actions.
posted by twigatwig at 7:18 AM on February 15, 2022 [1 favorite]

Came in to suggest DCSS, although it's not really an "RPG" in the modern sense -- very minimal story and the emphasis is on combat and tactics. So it might not be the game you're looking for if you want something mindless. It's a single-player game but there's a (mild) social component to it -- players can watch each others' games and there's an IRC/Discord channel that reports when players die or reach certain landmarks, etc.

(the game enjoys some popularity with the Mefightclub crowd, we even have our own MFC server -- it might be a bit swamped right now because there's a release tournament going on)
posted by neckro23 at 8:04 AM on February 15, 2022 [2 favorites]

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