[MUD-Dev] Re: Introduction (Marian)

Marian Griffith gryphon at iaehv.nl
Tue May 13 22:39:24 New Zealand Standard Time 1997

On Mon 12 May, clawrenc at cup.hp.com wrote:
> In <Marcel-1.09-0509143726-0b0Ky&5 at Gryphon.iaehv.nl>, on 05/09/97 
>    at 07:06 PM, Marian Griffith <gryphon at iaehv.nl> said:

> In my own defense for inviting the recent rash of RP'ers to the list
> (Marian, Jamie et al) and encouraging them to foment RP threads, I'd
> better comment that I don't RP, the RP aspects of MUDding don't appeal
> to me, and I find the immersive RP'ers on the MUDs I do play actively
> annoying.  This is of course not to say that its not an important part
> of MUDding -- just that its not a part that has value to me.

To quote one of my favorite authors: There is no one true way.
You play the game for developing its intricacies, and to explore
what works and what doesn't. I'm something of a mix of an actress
and a gossip when I'm playing. Yet others enjoy the attempt of winning
the game (i.e. becoming the most powerfull). There's room for all of
this in a game if it's properly designed.

> I tend to the view that if I want RP I'll go see a play.  That to the
> side, I must realise that this is not a common view, or a widely
> appreciated value system.

Nothing actively wrong with that. Some may not agree with you but
that's their freedom ;) Though I like to point out that RP is more
like acting yourself than watching actors perform.

> As such I should acknowledge that RPing
> holds a near and dear place to many MUDders and influences if not
> forms much of the game structure.

There's an article in the journal of mud research (a web based magazine)
about the variety of playing styles and how they interact. A very good
read if you're thinking about balancing your game.

> >  I'm working on a webpage, with a couple of friends,
> >where I collect ideas and links that people who enjoy roleplaying
> >might find of interest. It has a collection of roleplaying oriented
> >game ideas that is called the overlord project. 

> Care to drop the URL here?

I didn't want to make it a kind of ad for the pages but if you like
to know it's
The pages you're most likely interested in can be found under the
subject 'the dungeon'.
And I'm sorry about the big images at the start of each page. We've
tried to get them smaller but the result was less than pleasing.

Yes - at last - You. I Choose you. Out of all the world,
out of all the seeking, I have found you, young sister of
my heart! You are mine and I am yours - and never again
will there be loneliness ...

Rolan Choosing Talia,
Arrows of the Queen, by Mercedes Lackey

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