Hi everyone. I'm FACM, and I'm not a bot. I know the name doesn't look coherent, but I'm a real person.
With that out of the way, a proper introduction.
I've been playing roguelikes for 13-ish years now, though I've never won one. My first (and general favorite) was Linley's Dungeon Crawl, though I've at least tried most of the other big name roguelikes. When I looked into ToME for making my own, I was really surprised at how different it was from the last time I tried it, and from other roguelikes in general.
I'm an American, and have been doing programming for a small company for the last 2 years since graduating with a degree in Computer Science. I primarily use Visual Studio .NET, but I keep an eye on everything going on computer-wise and try to do a bit of programming in what little spare time I have to learn about things my job would never let me learn. Most of these only keep my attention for a weekend or two, but this project has managed to beat that, so it may actually go somewhere.
I started an original module for T-Engine 3, heavily deriving from ToME for now, shortly before the new year, after finally getting the desire to make some progress on a game/hobby project to mess around with different languages. So far, my module's mostly accomplished removing most of the Middle-Earth specific parts of ToME and adding a very small bit of my own stuff in. It's mostly in the world-building state, so a friend and I are still working on what goes into the world and where everything belongs, etc. That said, I've gotten a bit of an idea behind how the LUA scripting works for most of the different parts of the engine, though some details without documentation still elude me on their specific functions/scales/etc.
After looking around at the wiki and the main page, I noticed that ToME wasn't terribly active behind the scenes. When I finally found the forums, it was a little more clear that a transition was going on and that there may be development going on that I can't see. I've done a little bit of reading around here, but I'm not entirely sure who is in charge of what now. DarkGod runs most everything but the forum from what I can tell, but is he still on active development? And who is generally in charge of what parts of the project?
Outside of my own module, I wouldn't mind helping out on the main ToME project somehow. I've done C programing in school, but that was a couple years ago, give or take hacking up a driver for a gigabit ethernet card in Linux that didn't want to run in gigabit mode properly a couple months ago. I could try to contribute to the main engine, though I think for now I'd be better suited to contributing development to my module upstream (unless there's been a lot of development on the ToME module since the alpha19 release), or on helping document how things work. I've figured out some of it by trial and error, but there are other parts that aren't clear that I still don't quite understand yet.
Like probably everyone else, my job tends to keeps me busy, so I may have patches of time where I can't do very much to help. I'm sort of in one of those until April, give or take, but I try to make it a goal to do something to my project daily, even if it's a one-line start on something later.