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#1 "Build your Own, The Art of Role-Playing"

#1 "Build your Own, The Art of Role-Playing"
Sub Category: RPG Magazines
Publish Year: 2001
Pages: 40
Dimensions: 8.5x11x.2"
Restockable: No
Type: Magazine



The History of MUDs
There are thousands of MUDs in existence today. Despite numerous claims through the years that MUDs are dying out, their numbers continue to steadily grow... but where did it all start?

A New Ball Of MUD
Current trends in MUD development have evolved greatly over the past few decades. From text to graphics, and countless improvements in between, it is almost inconceivable that the next big thing for players might be lurking around the corner.

The future of the MUD is in the MUDD, the future where one MUD is linked together by many users and many devices interacting on a scale before only imagined and never conceivably reached by the hobbyist...

The Unexpected
For a game developer, the hardest thing must not be the months and years it takes to actually build a world for role players to inhabit and explore, but I believe it is the moment in time when they realize that the individuals in their world are not playing how they had originally envisioned. It must be hard to open the world they dedicated so much time and energy creating simply to have it taken over by game players that do not understand the sacrifices involved with bringing the world to life. No matter how much planning and preparation is performed, the roughest discovery I believe is when the game developer encounters the unexpected…