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Tinytalk Episode 023: Books on Games

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Tinytalk is a podcast about MUSHes and other text-based virtual worlds, and the players who play them. In this episode:

  • [00:35] Mal@Serenity calls in about Tinytalk 022
  • [01:46] Review of Things we think about games
  • [05:33] Review of Play unsafe
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Economies of intangibility

Hoping to taint this introductory post with my own ideologies as little as possible, I'm just going to say these few things:

* If you understand some concept herein and can explain it for the readership, I invite you to do so.

* If you have direct, first-hand experience with some concept herein and are both legally allowed to and have the desire to share it here, I encourage you to do so.

* If you don't understand some concept herein, I invite you to inquire about it.

p8 update

There are some attribute-tree related bugs that I want to fix before putting out p8 (And maybe more bug fixes, of course, but probably no more new things compared to what's running M*U*S*H right now.) That'll probably require changing the internal data structures used for storing attributes (Something I've been meaning to do for years anyways.) I just need to find the time to sit down and do it and then have a break-in testing period. That might be a while, though, because between work and other commitments I'm pretty busy.

Using a blogging client with this site?

I know that in theory, Drupal can be configured to allow the use of normal blogging clients (that support the MetaWebLog API, for instance) to post to the site.

I'm trying to figure out how to post via client, and I can't tell if it's my client support, my personal account config here, or the site-wide Drupal config that's causing it not to work.

Anyone know?

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Laws of online world design - what's your favorite?

An entry on Raph Koster's blog reminded me of his page of The Laws of Online World Design.

There is some very good and serious wisdom there for people starting new MUSHes. Go read it, and then, if you've got a second, reply here and tell us all which of these Laws you consider most important, striking, or otherwise which one most speaks to you as a musher or mush admin.

What would you teach a group of 11 year old kids about text based games - part 4

part 1 part 2 part 3

We began our explorations of MUSHes today. In a nutshell, the activity was slightly disappointing, but I learned something important (especially at the end of the class).

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He looks like me, too.


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Help Wanted

In these tough economic times, the need for donations and volunteers is greater than ever. Please consider donating time or money to local charitable organizations in your community. Places to consider contributing include (but are by no means limited to):

New MUSH Client for Windows and Linux

It's been a while coming, but I've finally gotten a public beta release of my MU* client out for testing. It's called Potato (don't ask me why;) and you can find it at It's a graphical client, and runs on Windows and Linux.

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30th anniversary of MUD

Richard Bartle has posted on his blog about the 30th anniversary MUD meet. The post includes a photo of the oldest known log of a mud session.

Read it at

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