This is a topic for discussion of the other game by Huw, aka Wastelander, Warsim. Unlike the Wastes, the game is a strategic war game where you build up your kingdom by hiering soldiers, peasants and knights, fight randomly generated other kingdoms including bandits, goblins and independent cities, make alliances, hier champions to fight in arena tournaments for you and explore the world.
I'll be honest I've been pplaying the wastes so much I haven't investigated warsim that far other than to say it is %100 accessible, there is no ascii, just numbered menus and standard console window stuff.
Apparently the game isn't currently in development so this is the latest version, but there is a lot to play, albeit some aspects such as factional wars and some of the arena fights might make it into the wastes at a later time.
Our souls with high music ringing; O men! It must ever be
That we dwell in our dreaming and singing, A little apart from ye. (Arthur O'Shaughnessy 1873.)