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[#] Mon Aug 04 2014 08:59:14 EDT from fleeb

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It didn't work out. I'm not sure why... the first few sessions were nice, and did work, but people's schedules changed, and they don't do it anymore.

A shame. I bought my sister a nice microphone for the purpose of doing this , but I guess we aren't doing it anymore.

[#] Wed Aug 06 2014 07:39:25 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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When I moved back to NY in 1993 I was thinking "gee, if I only had a full-time Internet connection we could keep this gaming group together and play via video conference."

[#] Mon Aug 11 2014 23:38:51 EDT from ax25

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Crap, I was hoping to hear that it worked out.  I guess that is a bit more of an in person game than I thought.

 



[#] Tue Aug 12 2014 07:03:23 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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There must be *someone* doing it.

[#] Tue Aug 12 2014 08:33:40 EDT from fleeb

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There's software to help with such environments. The software lays out the dungeon area, and allows a DM to manipulate the characters on the board, as well as their stats, and so on. But there's certainly a charm to playing in person that cannot be met remotely.

[#] Sat Aug 16 2014 18:12:04 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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What it needs is 3-D virtual reality (and not needing to put a silly helmet on).  If you can feel like you're actually sitting at a table with the other players, it would be almost like the real thing.  (Except you can't pass around the munchies.  There was this place in Reading, PA that had awesome spicy fried potato wedges that we always had on hand during gaming night.)



[#] Mon Aug 18 2014 08:24:59 EDT from fleeb

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I've never tried going to one of those gaming venues scattered about. I think there's one in Frederick, MD. You know the kind of place... they almost always also sell comics.

Maybe I should consider that. I really enjoy playing RPGs, and a pen-n-paper campaign would be a welcome change from the video games.

[#] Thu Aug 28 2014 17:59:07 EDT from athos-mn

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I learned vi - but since it was on a SCO system, the achievement has probably been invalidated.

[#] Fri Aug 29 2014 09:50:46 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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It's ok, I learned vi on Xenix as well. Yes it's true, we learned the One True Editor while logged in to a Microsoft product. It's nothing to be ashamed of. Back then they had the one unix that was accessible to mortals, and they intended to push it into the mass market. Too bad that was scuttled [https://uncensored.citadel.org/readfwd?go=Skeptic%20Tank?p=882354635]


and they set foot firmly on the path of evil.

[#] Mon Sep 01 2014 08:21:24 EDT from fleeb

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Hm.

I think I learned vi on a VAX machine, and an Amiga 500.

Vim really does port well to all kinds of platforms.

[#] Mon Sep 01 2014 11:46:42 EDT from zooer

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I used VAX/VMS but I don't remember the editor.

[#] Mon Sep 01 2014 11:53:09 EDT from fleeb

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I can't be sure I used vi on that machine... but I know I used it on an Amiga.

[#] Mon Sep 01 2014 17:11:05 EDT from dothebart

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Mon Sep 01 2014 11:46:42 EDT from zooer
I used VAX/VMS but I don't remember the editor.

do you still remember howto change directories? ;-)



[#] Tue Sep 02 2014 22:23:22 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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I remember MicroEMACS on the Amiga ... << cringe >>

[#] Fri Sep 05 2014 00:20:48 EDT from ax25

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The latest Amiga OS is just Emacs.



[#] Fri Sep 05 2014 07:16:20 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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For the last decade or so, "Amiga" has just been a brand name that keeps getting sold and passed around, and attached to any interesting product launch to which its owners want to attract attention. The true Amiga technology has been dead for two decades. Way ahead of its time (or perhaps right on time, but the mainstream was stuck in the stone age because of a well-entrenched status quo) but all of that technology has long since been absorbed into the state of the art.

[#] Fri Sep 05 2014 08:38:22 EDT from fleeb

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This is true, concerning Amiga.

I think the OS is now targetted towards embedded devices, but it has lost much of its charm with the advances made since then.

[#] Tue Mar 10 2015 00:01:46 EDT from ax25

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That was the un-post



[#] Wed May 11 2016 16:52:47 EDT from the_mgt

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Due to the fact that the Illusion kept me busy and entangled me with work, I came late to the party myself: Kult, the pen and paper RPG, got a new iteration:

http://kultdivinitylost.com (Partially NSFW and in some cases not safe for your mind.)

There was also a kickstarter, which I totally missed. But everything is looking very interesting.



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