Interesting rants about RPGs

Found an interesting page about RPGs today by some cat named Mu.

Me, I’m real old school, I’ve been playing RPGs since I was sophmore in high school in ’78. My friend wrote his own versions of ADVENT and Rogue (AKA, Nethack) for his university’s vaxen back in the early Eighties. Things have changed a lot since then.

Still, it’s interesting to see games like EverQuest and Asheron’s Call run into some of the same issues that I deal with in GM’ing my own, paper-based, sessions.

Some of you squares out there may not understand the addictive appeal of these games. But I could never understand the visceral appeal of football or golf myself.

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2 Responses to Interesting rants about RPGs

  1. Toby says:

    Hear Hear and a mighty juyayay to that droogie – indeed your cerebral capacity induces you top the pursuit of cerebral entertainment- golf while perhaps challenging is perhaps the most boring spectator sport of all time….
    RPG’s rule!

  2. Pace Arko says:

    Yeah, reading Mu’s pages, combined with everyone up and leaving town, sort made me think about starting a e-mail based RPG again. I’ll have to think about this.
    Maybe golf would be more interesting if they stocked the sand pits with giant mutant ant lions and stock the ponds with sharks! Brings a whole new meaning to “play it where lays!”

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