Junethack 2019 – the 9th NetHack Cross-Variant Summer Tournament

The ninth installment of the annual NetHack Cross-Variant Summer Tournament called Junethack will start at midnight UTC and will be running until June 30 midnight UTC.

This tournament is trying to appeal not only to the hardcore serial ascenders but also to players that get constantly mangled and beaten to death in unrealistic brutal situations by this sadistic game (that means probably you) by offering various non-winning achievements and encouraging people to try and play NetHack forks.

This year, we have (again) the most variants ever available for you to play. 16 different variants of NetHack make the cross-variant achievements harder to get than in any years before. We don’t expect anybody to get them all (did I hear a “challenge accepted” there?). Because of this we have changed them and now you earn a new cross-variant achievement for every new milestone in a new variant.

dNetHack SLEX, notdNetHack, and EvilHack are new variants that are featured for the first time in the tournament, available for play on the hardfought.org and em.slashem.me public servers.

The clan trophy for fastest intended deaths by certain monsters has been suspended for this year, after various exploits have been discovered and used last year.

For the first time ever, a specific role/race combination has been excluded from tournament. The elven Anachrononaut has turned into a grindfest in its relentless fight against gorgoniankind and needs to take a break and let other roles and races kill Medusa.

You can get in contact with the organizers of Junethack here, on reddit, on rec.games.roguelike.nethack, and in the #junethack IRC channel on the Freenode IRC network.

If you want to help out in the development of the tournament, you can check out our code from GitHub.

Register at the tournament homepage and start venturing into the Dungeons of Doom!

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~ by bhaak on 1. June 2019.

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