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From * (wildcard) + band, after the roguelike Angband, after the fictional fortress of Angband in J. R. R. Tolkien’s Silmarillion, from Sindarin ang (iron) + band (prison).


*band (plural *bands)

  1. (uncountable) A subgenre of roguelikes, characterised by non-rushed gameplay, levels not being saved upon being left, large numbers of items and a steep power curve.
  2. A game of this genre.

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