Over on Matt Barton’s blog Armchair Arcade, he’s started a series about the origins and history of the computer RPG. The first installment features games from the time period smack dab in the sweet spot of this podcast: 1980-1983.

As someone who wrote a basic RPG for his Zenith computer out of frustration (not a lot of games for that platform) I found this pretty fascinating. I’m looking forward to the next few installments, assuming that he gets to them.

(Yes, this is from last month — still catching up).

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John from Columbia MD
 1 

A suprisingly cool read…

The only problem is, now I really miss my TI-99/4A, not to mention Tunnels of Doom. What’s “worse” is that it still works – it’s just not currently in my possession.

Darn you, Van Verth.

January 22nd, 2007 at 4:22 pm
 2 

A brilliant find! An excellent read and lovely illustrated. Thanks! dnd on a mainframe, now that’s amazing!

January 23rd, 2007 at 10:07 am
 3 

If I get around to them? Oh, thee of little faith. :-P
Nice site, btw.

February 3rd, 2007 at 4:31 pm

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