[MUD-Dev] (no subject)

Dan Shiovitz dans at drizzle.com
Sun Nov 21 22:24:48 New Zealand Daylight Time 1999


On Sat, 20 Nov 1999, Travis Casey wrote:
[..]
> > The only thing that CoolMud lacks is the attentions of a mud game
> > designer.  There are even fewer of those than there are mud coders. >:->
> 
> Yep... I'll note that all the popular mud codebases seem to be stuck
> in the late 70's or early 80's, as far as RPG design goes (speaking,
> as I usually am, in terms of paper RPGs).

Sure, but that's because the move in the 90's has been towards more
freeform, less rule-intensive, more GM-moderated systems. In other words,
exactly the wrong type of thing for muds to implement.

>        |\      _,,,---,,_        Travis S. Casey  <efindel at io.com>
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