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.