Kingdom of Loathing
An Adventurer is you!
Do you enjoy online role playing games (RPGs)? Do you enjoy parodies to other video games and popular culture? If so, then Kingdom of Loathing (KOL) is for you.
This in browser game is very simple and is primarily single player (there are some multiplayer components but you do not have to participate in them.) The images are black and white stitch figures, as you can see in the knitting chart that I made off of the main KOL image. You have quests for each level, and after level 13 you "ascend" where you can keep a skill that you've learned and go back to level 1. The more times you ascend, the more skills you collect and the stronger your character becomes.
I started playing Kingdom of Loathing as a birthday present to my fiance... and I became severely addicted! I hope you enjoy this teaser of the game. I won't share every single detail but lens will point you to where you need to go to find all of the information you could desire.
40 Turns a Day
After a "rollover" each evening, each character gains 40 new adventures (aka turns) with a max of 200 after rollover. You can gain more adventures by letting your character eat food and drink booze.
The Kingdom of Loathing Map, after unlocking all of the areas.
Kingdom of Loathing is a Free Game
But you can use real money to help you along
You do not need to pay any money to play Kingdom of Loathing and do well at the game. The KOL developers release an Item of the Month which are usually among the best items of the game. For $10 USD, you can receive a Mr. Accessory which you can either use for a bonus of +15 to all stats or trade in the Mr. Store for the current item of the month.
If you can't afford to or don't want to spend real money, don't worry! You can buy Mr. Accessories in the marketplace from other players. The cost of Mr. Accessories has fluctuated between 5-10 million since I've been playing. It isn't hard to get millions of meat, even without trying you can get 100k/day.
Meat: The Currancy of the Kingdom
Monsters don't carry money around... but they do have meat on their bones!
KolWiki - Everything you could ever need to know
The KolWiki is a comprehensive resource of all of the tricks and tips to play Kingdom of Loathing. Yes, it is full of spoilers, but why else would you be coming to a wiki? You will also learn here the references for certain jokes.
- Stupac2's Guide to Softcore Ascensions
Want to learn more about strategy to the game? The player Stupac2 provides tips on how to make your ascensions more efficient and reduce your day count.
The Main Page of the Kol WIki
Have a Merry Merry Crimbo!
A couple times of year, TPTB (the powers that be) release limited time content. You can count on this every Crimbo (Christmas) season.
Kingdom of Loathing Forums - Need more help?
- Kingdom of Loathing Forums
Many dedicated users are willing to provide you with help, especially if it is something that isn't easily found on the Wiki. People work together to figure out what new items do and the quirks of limited content.
Game Play Basics
* Leveling Up
* Get a new quest
* Explore the Kingdom fighting monsters
* Explore "aftercore" content after completing all level specific quests
* Ascend to gain a skill and play through as another class
Speed vs. Casual
Many players in the
If you were to play a game like this, would you be competitive and play for speed, or you would play for the flavor of the game?
KolMafia Helps You
-Keep track of adventures used in a zone
-Keep track of items you have received
...and much more!
KolMafia - Remove Repeated Clicks
Kingdom of Loathing sometimes requires that you adventure in the same place repeaitidly. This can get old really fast when you have to go through the same sequence of fighting tactics. (Kol now supports custom combat scrips, but previously KolMafia was your only option for automating.)
"KoLmafia is a cross-platform desktop tool, written in Java (J2SE 1.4 compliant), which interfaces with [Kingdom of Loathing]" -Creators of KolMafia
This program eliminates the need to repeat the same actions over and over. You can set up the actions you want your character to do, and then the program will run through the adventures for you. Or you can play in the KolMafia relay browser which has some helpful tips and shortcuts that reduce the amount of clicking around the world you may have to do.
The KolMafia User Interface
-Clans: Hang out with your friends
-Clan Dungeons: work together to fight monsters in an area
-Sharing: You can gift and trade items with other players. You can even sell them for more meat
Kingdom of Loathing Knitting Pattern
designed by ChemKnits
As many of you may know, I am a huge knitter. I blog about my creations which has led me into the world of design.
I wanted to pay tribute to this game that I have been playing for a couple of years. This chart is 41x44 stitches, and would be fantastic on a hat or on the back of mittens.
I have reproduced this image with my permission as I am the author of ChemKnits.com. This pattern was created by ChemKnits and is intended for your personal or charity use only. This chart is not for commercial use. Â© 2009 ChemKnits
I hope you have enjoyed this brief introduction to Kingdom of Loathing and the resources that will help you play the game. I'd be more than happy to answer any specific questions you have about the game (if I'm able to, of course!) If you join, send me (shasta_qt) a kmail!