Thursday, April 06, 2006

Wired News: Out of the Dungeon, Onto the Net

I'm not one to play MMORPGs, as I'm against the idea of buying a product and then continuing to rent a service to use that product. However, this one looks pretty cool.

The lineage of nearly all fantasy computer role-playing games can be traced directly back to the dice-rolling classic, Dungeons & Dragons. True, from there it can be traced back to Tolkien, Vance, Moorcock and other fantasy authors, but it took the genius of Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson to take the infinite subtleties and mysteries of magical fantasy and distill them down into a set of rules you can argue about until two in the morning.

Where's my dice bag? Oh yeah, I left it right next to my mouse... Is it really two in the morning already?

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