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© Copyright 1994-2017 by Thomas Biskup. All Rights Reserved.


"They say that once you have opened the final gate there is no way back."
(Fortune Cookie of the Day)

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Terms of use

You may use ADOM freely provided you acknowledge the following terms and abide by them:
  1. ADOM must only be distributed in the packages created by Thomas Biskup, the maintainer of the game. The packages must remain complete and all components must not be altered in any way.
  2. You may not charge more than $3 for the distribution of ADOM (values as of November, 1995).
  3. You do not challenge ADOM's copyright in any way.
  4. If you distribute ADOM with a magazine, a CD-ROM distribution or a similar medium, you abide by the terms of this page.
  5. You follow all other licensing terms (as given by entering 'adom -b' and 'adom -g').
  6. You acknowledge that the author of ADOM is in no way responsible for damage done to your system due to ADOM usage.
  7. If you play ADOM for a prolonged amount of time and enjoy it, you agree to abide by the terms of the postcard quest.
Failure to honor these terms will be a severe violation of the license and could result in legal measures being taken if you are deemed important enough to deserve it.

Distributing ADOM in magazines, on disks, etc.

You can freely distribute ADOM with magazines, in game compilations, etc. provided you abide by the following terms:
  1. You honor all terms listed in section above.
  2. You agree to notify the author of ADOM, Thomas Biskup, either by email at or by sending a written letter to the following address:

    Thomas Biskup
    Timmerbrinksweg 37
    45896 Gelsenkirchen

  3. You send two complimentary copies of your product (one for actual examination and one for being stored in my safe) to the address given under #2 (or, if it is an electronic publication, to the email address given above).
Failure to do so will be a severe violation of this licensing agreement and will incur legal measures.

American Gods Thomas Biskup recommends: American Gods
"I really have been enjoying Neil Gaiman lately. The man is a great storyteller, sports incredible mythological knowledge and really knows how to turn wheels within wheels. I really loved the story plot of this book: Where do all the gods (and other mythological beings) go, when their believers get fewer and fewer? A situation particularly problematic in the United States, where emigrants where concerned with the new world, new beliefs and new freedoms. An ex-convict gets hired by a (more or less) mysterious Mr. Wednesday and starts a weird trip through the US... wacky staff but very good reading. And it nicely shows how to build metaplots and loosen a story up with interesting side characters."

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