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A deceptively simple browser game that provides a tongue-in-cheek take on role-playing games, especially those of the massively multi-player online sort.
Enter the Kingdom of Loathing, a land where everyone looks like a stick figure, Meat is the currency of the realm, and adventurers do battle with orc frat boys, flaming trolls, and misspelled undead in their quest to free King Ralph XIII from the Naughty Sorceress.
Choose from one of six character classes (Seal Clubber, Turtle Tamer, Pastamancer, Sauceror, Disco Bandit, or Accordion Thief). Gather familiars to help you in your quest, arm yourself with weapons like the gnollish autoplunger, the hot cross bow, or the Disco Banjo, score sweet trophies to show off your accomplishments, and explore locales such as the Spooky Forest, the Obligatory Pirate's Cove, or the Castle in the Clouds in the Sky.
The game features forums and a chat room, where you can shoot the breeze with your fellow adventurers and get (or give) advice and tips. There are also clans, where like-minded adventurers can get together to socialize and help each other out.
And once you've accomplished your quest, you can ascend and do it all over again as a new character class, with new zones to explore unlocked and one or more of your old skills to help you along. Grow skilled enough in the game, and you might be ready to explore "aftercore" content such as the Clan Dungeons and the Sea.
The game is free to play, but a $10 donation earns you the nifty Mr. Accessory, who can be equipped for a stat boost or traded in for a special Item of the Month, like new gear and new familiars.
Game Traits applied to Kingdom of Loathing (WEB) by anarchandy