If you push the ASCII side of roguelikes too hard onto newcomers, you might scare them off with the lack of fancy visuals... they haven't had time to adjust to the powerful tactical overview and stimulation of the imagination that the pure ASCII affords.
Anyway, under the Laserbeards banner, I cobbled together a YouTube playlist that delivers a stream of handpicked, accessible and "visually palatable" roguelikes that newcomers to the genre should be able to peruse. They can then pick and choose which titles they like the look of and hopefully give them an informed "try out".
Give it a watch, and if you like them, subscribe to the 'tubers who are delivering a valuable insight into these titles..
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