[MUD-Dev] RE: Storied Games

John W. Pierce jwp at r2systems.com
Thu Dec 6 09:39:48 New Zealand Daylight Time 2001

> From: Lee Sheldon
> We really need to get away from novels and short stories as our
> models for how stories develop, and focus more on drama (including
> here TV and film).  These are visual media.  Games are visual
> media.

This is true of purely text-based MUDs, also. When I started the
Marches of Antan ten or eleven years ago, one of the things I tried
to impress on builders was that their writing needed to emulate
radio drama rather than books. It wasn't until one of them told me
they'd gotten a tape of some show from the library that I realized
most of them weren't old enough to have heard radio drama.

-- John W. Pierce, R2 Systems
   jwp at r2systems.com

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