TITLE It is not so easy to open this tin. META Description What Fools These Mortals is the world's least roguelike roguelike game.
After the Creation, the cruel god Moloch rebelled against the authority of Marduk the Creator. Moloch stole from Marduk the most powerful of all the artifacts of the gods, the Amulet of Yendor, and he hid it in the dark cavities of Gehennom, the Under World, where he now lurks, and bides his time.
All gods crave the Amulet. For ages you and your kind have sent heroes to die in the cave complex that connects Gehennom to the mortal world. You devised strategies and wards to help your own heroes, horrible traps to halt your rivals' progress. New caves were hollowed out, the races multiplied, gods died and were born, and still the struggle continued.
Now the Mazes of Menace are overrun with monsters sent by one god to destroy another's champion, choked with magical objects destined for long-dead favorites. Mortals live as they always have, oblivious to the great battle that rages just beyond their world. The gods tire; the current situation cannot long endure. Perhaps this time your chosen one will return with the Amulet. Perhaps...
"I love this game!" --Michael Lehotay
Caution: What Fools These Mortals contains spoilers for NetHack.