"A roguelike adventure through dungeons filled with dangerous monsters in a quest to find the mystifyingly fabulous Orb of Zot." - DCSS


Console games via SSH require this key. Please connect to the "dcss" user. If you are using Linux, BSD, or macOS you can connect via terminal using:

ssh -i ./dcss.key dcss@crawl.tildeverse.org

Can't stop dying? Check out the Crawl Wiki, or specifically, one of the strategy guides.

This instance's Tildeverse IRC channel is #crawl

User data can be found here:

crawl-git/trunk is updated nightly.

Run a tildeverse server and want to easily provide console access to this DCSS instance for your users? Create a file at /usr/local/bin/dcss with the following contents, or grab it from here.


# get ssh key
if [ ! -f ~/.ssh/dcss ]; then
    umask 077
    curl -so ~/.ssh/dcss https://crawl.tildeverse.org/dcss.key
    # suppress a warning about the public key format
    umask 022
    ssh-keygen -f ~/.ssh/dcss -y > ~/.ssh/dcss.pub

exec ssh \
    -i ~/.ssh/dcss \
    -o VerifyHostKeyDNS=yes \