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Great read for someone as ignorant on the
mainstream RPG's as I am. One thing however:
The history series has forgotten Nethack and
other "rogue-like" computer games. There are
a number of people who got turned on to FRP's
by "hacking" on the University Unix system
and trying to beat the high score, and eventually,
to reach demigod-hood and ascend from the
Dungeon of Gehennom.
Yes indeed, I did miss out the legendary Nethack and others like it in my New Ways to Play piece. Sorry about that one - there was just so much material I had to cover there so inevitably things got mislaid. Consider it remembered now.
It's a good idea Nick, but given how hard it can be just getting a handful of authors each issue, I doubt we could afford a prize big enough to make such a competition worthwhile. But if other people want an article competition, just let us know.
Although i have been designing "worlds" for many years, and conducting games as long...most of the players were 12 to 17 year old range...first my children and their friends..now some neighborhood kids...I have not found very many adults with which I could discuss and compare notes about RPGs. You have no idea how it feels to me having found this site, Rivendel and others like it...it is like coming home..thank you..donn..aka....seaweed
Thankyou...for your comments....Donn...comments like this...make us very happy...and keep us making the zine...Ed :-)
We're sorry to take the Links page away from those who liked it, but there is little we can do here. Time is the real factor, Matt. With real world obligations mounting up we just don't have the time to maintain a links page. We will continue to review links in the Highlights page, but for the time being, that is the best we can do. Unless you are willing to help us out?
You'd be surprised how many people find us by freakish accidents...
Er...glad we could help, James. You're doing course work on RPGs? Can I speak for every gamer in the world for a second and scream "you lucky bastard!". :-)
I found the article informative and potentially of great value to anyone
who is curious about the past and current state of gaming...Thanks!
Thank you, Johanna, for considering the history worthy of inclusion in your informative and well done site (which everyone should check out, of course). Best of luck with it all.
Good to hear it is being useful. We were very proud to publish Shaun's definitive and brilliant work on the subject, because it is something we should all know about, yet the facts are almost impossible to find - until now, anyway. If you really enjoyed it, please pass on your appreciation to Shaun himself.
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