Smart Kobold

Smart Kobold is a Seven Day Roguelike written by Jeff Lait.

You can get the most recent version here.

This provides a Windows executable versions and a Linux executable version along with the source for those brave enough to try and build it from scratch.


You are a brave adventurer seeking the gold to repay a few minor debts you incurred when last in the city. You have reason to believe that these kobolds hide some of the noble metal in their caves. Gold is, of course, of no use to such vermin. So by recovering it you are doing the economy-at-large (and yourself-in-particular) a great favour.

While you have no ranged weapon or healing potions on hand, experience has taught you that you should be able to acquire what you need from the kobolds. You doubt you'll need a melee weapon upgrade - your sword could kill a kobold five times over with its weakest hit!

The music is Azog's march II by jice, which can be found at the Rogue Bard.

The features of Smart Kobold are:

If you are looking for a more traditional roguelike, I can't help but recommend POWDER.

Have fun!

Screen Shots

Using your amulet of true seeing you explore the warrens without alerting the kobolds. This appears to be a kobold nursery.

Your trusty ring of searching lets you swiftly deal with the kobold's numerous traps.

Version History

A 7DRL is supposed to be completely done at the end of the seven days. However, this should not mean one does not make small fixes.

002 release
April 19th, 2010

The 002 version can be found here.

7DRL release
March 16th, 2010

The original 7DRL version can be found here.

SDL Conformance Notice

Smart Kobold is shipped with the SDL and SDL_Mixer .dll. You may replace this .dll with the latest version. The official license is:
Licensing the Simple DirectMedia Layer library

The Simple DirectMedia Layer library is currently available under the
GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 2 or newer. This
license allows you to link with the library in such a way that users
can modify the library and have your application use the new version. 

The GNU LGPL license can be found online at: 

To comply with this license, you must give prominent notice that you
use the Simple DirectMedia Layer library, and that it is included
under the terms of the LGPL license. You must include a copy of the
LGPL license. You must also do one of the following: 

1. Include the source code for the version of SDL that you link with,
as well as the full source or object code to your application so that
the user can relink your application, or 

2. Include a written offer, valid for at least three years, to provide
the materials listed in option 1, charging no more than the cost of
providing this distribution, or 

3. Make the materials listed in option 1 available from the same place
that your application is available. 

The most common way to comply with the license is to dynamically link
with SDL, and then include the SDL source code and appropriate notices
with your application. 

Embedded Use: Personally, I don't have a problem with anybody
statically linking SDL for use with embedded environments that don't
already have an open development environment. (i.e. the users can't
relink programs anyway) However, this does technically violate the
LGPL, so be cautioned. 

I have made available a tarball of the SDL code here. It is recommended you get the most recent version from, however.