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Saturday, April 7, 2012

From The Far Far Past of the RPG Internet...

Back in the way way back, I used to print out word text documents for my free RPGs.

There was no such thing as "formatting".

There was no included artwork.

Just Walls of Text...












5 comments:

  1. The good old days. My university had a gaming newsletter for a while that I would contribute ASCII art and cartoons to. It was a way back when there was a whole 2 high speed dot matrix printers in the computer lab.
    I've still got a box somewhere with hundreds of pages of green and white printer paper with gaming stuff somewhere... I think... I'm going to have to go look in gamehalla.

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  2. I tend to accrue PDF/other electronic materials rather than hardcopies and use a Kindle to read them: the wall of plain text is superior for a small e-reader.

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  3. I remember those days, too... some of my favorite times were on the barebones IRC chans back in the early 90s or with the ascii rogue-like games, etc

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  4. yep, IRC and later AOL chatrooms.

    even played in a AD&D game via AOL chat back then. Shit got too expensive, even though the GM was great

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  5. Reminds me a lot of the gaming walk-through text files. :)
    I'm still in a quandary about printing large docs. I think I need to go on a book binding course!

    All hail impoverished artists and print-on-demand book stores! ;)

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