RogueLike is a chat-generated RPG. It is a game hosted by the fictitious company of Dungeon Inc., which is attempting to create the "perfect" RPG scenario. The series premiered on HyperRPG in January 2018. The show was mainly GMed by Zac Eubank, before being replaced on a permanent basis by Kelly Nugent.
RogueLike is conducted with participation from the chatroom. Prior to each show, the RogueLike database is open for audience submissions of genres, settings, characters, strengths, weaknesses, and hidden agendas.
The goal for each simulation is to complete one's hidden agenda without being called out on it by another player.
The rules for the show have varied over the show's run; prior to episode 19, simulations would end upon the completion of a player's hidden agenda.
In episode 19, Head Analyst Kelly from Corporate (Kelly Nugent) implemented new rules wherein a simulation would continue for a set time-limit (approximately one hour), and a hidden agenda completed will award the player ten points. Each participant will have three lives each, and each life is worth five additional points at the end of the simulation.
Along with the new game rules awarding overall victories based on points, in episode 23, the RogueLike Championship Belt was introduced. This belt would be awarded to the winner of a night's simulations, with the winner returning the following week to defend it (and vacating it if they should be unable to return).
In accordance with HyperRPG's mission of interactivity, viewers may influence the results of the game through an incentive-based donation system. The incentives have varied throughout the show's run.
Currently, viewer donations have the ability to compel a character to explain why they have a particular weakness, to assign them an addition fear, to force a player to take their medication (and receive a side-effect), to switch the genre of the simulation, or to generate a side-quest for the players.
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||Emma Fyffe*||Emma, Danielle, and Chris each completed one hidden agenda.
Emma was declared the winner via the scores Ryan assigned for the degree of success with which each agenda was completed.
Simulations lasted for one hour each, and the winner was determined at the end.
||Jonny Cruz & Stella Chuu||This episode featured the debut of Dungeon Inc. and live music by Branson.
Jonny and Stella each won a simulation.
Two simulations ran for an hour each, and the winners were determined via vote from the chat.
Ify replaced Cameron halfway through the second simulation.
Starting this episode, new subscribers during the show would have their names integrated into the story.
||Lucas Eubank & Cameron Rice||Beginning this episode, simulations ended at the completion of a hidden agenda.
Lucas and Cameron each won one of the night's simulations.
||Ify Nwadiwe*||DJ Hamburgers substituted for Branson this week.
Ify and Stella initially tied for simulation wins. The winner was decided via a rap battle, where the audience vote named Ify the winner.
|16||Zac Eubank/Kelly Nugent||
||Zac was "fired" halfway through the episode. Kelly from Corporate immediately took over as Head Analyst, and Zac became a participant.
This episode features the debut of Kelly from Corporate as Head Analyst.
||Omar Najam||Omar won two of the night's four simulations.
This episode featured the debut of Beth/Dead Beth.
||Jessica Verdi*||*Jessica won one simulation worth five points to be declared the winner.
Jessica won three of the night's six simulations, though two of her simulation wins were negated via #HeadAnalyst donation incentives.
This was the last episode to feature the #Fear, #Malfunction, and #HeadAnalyst donation incentives.
This was the episode in which Branson was "adopted" by Kelly.
|New RogueLike Rules Debuted - Win System Changed|
||Christian Spicer||DJ Hamburgers substituted for Branson.
This episode debuted the new rules for RogueLike.
||Ify Nwadiwe||DJ Hamburgers substituted for Branson.
Kelly was on vacation this week.
||Brendan Milove||Kelly was on vacation this week.|
||Chunk||This episode featured the debut of the RogueLike Championship Belt.
This episode had only one simulation.
||Brendan Milove||This episode featured the debut of Bacon Boi.|
||Kara Corvus||The episode ended in a tie between Matt and Kara. Matt was disqualified by virtue of being an employee of Dungeon Inc.
Branson was on vacation this week.
This episode was the first to implement a 10-point bonus for players who completed a side quest.
||Ricky Mehigh||Lucas was replaced by Janel after the first simulation.|
||Dewie Sherwood||After the second simulation ended, there was a three-way tie. The winner was decided in a "sudden death" simulation.|
||Markeia McCarty||Kelly was sick this week.|
||Malika Lim Eubank|
||Alex Walters||This episode featured only one simulation.
Kelly allowed Alex to "donate" one of his lives to Matt after Matt had already been eliminated. Alex did so in order to complete a hidden agenda (to get two players to incorrectly guess his hidden agenda).
Kelly allowed Matt to remain at the table despite losing all three lives and being eliminated.
Work Consulted for Episode Synopses: http://hrpg.wikidot.com/roguelike