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Monday MUD Day – 1/11/2010

January 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Today’s selections include:

* 4 Dimensions
* Midnight Sun
* Storms of Time
* Blood of Dragons

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Introducing: Text Adventures Online

January 5, 2010 3 comments

During our discussion about “word of mouth” issues for OtherSpace, one of the players hit on the point that they really didn’t pay much attention to Top MUD Sites or The MUD Connector anymore because, for them, the sites no longer had anything to offer or were too difficult to navigate.

I’m stubbornly supportive of both because, without them, OtherSpace never would have survived for more than a decade as it has. However, it’s true that both are fairly stagnant. The same people post when anything gets posted, with very rare exceptions. It’s almost unheard of to see someone new popping in and making themselves known to the community. So, it’s no wonder people might start dismissing the sites as past their usefulness.

I’m not so cynical. I certainly don’t want to compete or try to replace them, because I don’t think they’re the problem. They’re just suffering from the same out-of-sight/out-of-mind problem that faces people who enjoy play-by-post, play-by-email, and interactive fiction adventures but want to see new blood coming in: Unless someone KNOWS to look for them, it’s just not easy to happen upon them accidentally.

Rather than try to make a new site that only caters to MUDs, I’ve instead started a site that serves the broader interest of text-based gaming in general. Text Adventures Online (or TAO) is designed to provide a rising tide to lift several different boats. I can’t do it alone, though. If you’re interested in MUDs, PBP, PBEM, roleplaying blogs, or interactive fiction design and might want to become a contributor about your favorite pastime, I invite you to send email to taowordpress@gmail.com. I’m looking for GM profiles, player profiles, game/site reviews, contest announcements, special event notices, promotional posts – pretty much anything we can get out there to raise awareness about these types of games.

Thanks for your support!

Monday MUD Day – 1/4/2010

January 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Time got away from me yesterday, but here’s our selection this week – belatedly:

* Maiden Desmodus
* True Blood: Dallas
* LifeMUD
* QuarantineMUD

Monday MUD Day – 12/28/2009

December 28, 2009 Leave a comment

Today’s selections include:

* Dark Isles
* FuskerMUD
* Dark and Shattered Lands
* Exodus

Monday MUD Day 12/21/2009

December 21, 2009 Leave a comment

Today’s selections include:

* Dragonstone

* Throes of Creation

* Elan Vital

* Lands of M’dhavian