[MUD-Dev] If JRRT did MUDs...

Marcus Johansson marj at enea.se
Wed Dec 5 08:38:58 New Zealand Daylight Time 2001

On Tue, 4 Dec 2001, Hans-Henrik Staerfeldt wrote:
> On Mon, 3 Dec 2001, Adam Martin wrote:
>>> In other words, I don't think Tolkien would necesarily be a
>>> great MUD admin, even if the room descs on his MUD would
>>> rule. The relevant skill for telling stories, IMHO, is social
>>> engineering; the rest can be picked on the way.
>> Apart from the fact that LoTR contains almost no description at
>> all (relative to contemporary sci-fi/fantasy authors). I think if
>> Tolkien did a MUD :), every single character could be guaranteed
>> to have some major story attached (or to have had their major
>> stories already), and everywhere you went there'd be something
>> interesting going on.
> I would think that if Tolkien did a MUD, the background story
> would be the exceptional part. If we take LoTR, it is the work on
> the world, culture language and history itself that i feel is the
> remarkable part (of which only parts are described in the books).

Also, the integrity of all characters made a great impression on me
when I read the books. This feature is something that fits very fine
into a MUD atmosphere.


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