tome — is a graphical dungeon adventure game in the vein of rogue


tome [options] [-- suboptions]


This manual page explains the Debian package tome. Tome is a single-player, graphical dungeon adventure game using textual characters to represent the walls and floors of a dungeon and the inhabitants therein, in the vein of rogue, hack, nethack, and moria.

This version of Tome has been compiled with both ncurses and the X Windowing system. and hence can be played on a virtual console as well as under X. In the latter case, the game pulls up multiple windows.


Print out a usage message.
Start a new character
Request fiddle mode (no high score entry)
Request wizard mode (no high score entry)
Request sound mode
Request graphics mode
Request original keyset
Request rogue-like keyset
Show <num> high scores
Use your <who> savefile
Force 'main-<sys>.c' usage
Define a 'lib' dir sub-path. Valid values of lib are help info user bone save data apex xtra edit file

Getting started

To start with, you can just say tome -uTest, and that creates a save file with the file name /var/games/tome/save/<UID>Test. The best place to get help is the program itself; help is reached by the command ? and presents a menu of choices.

Program options can be set using the = command. To see what the various options mean, access the List of Options help menu with the ? command.


This manual page was written Manoj Srivastava <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system.