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The Online Gamers Anthology #7
Tue, 4 Dec 2007 22:57:00 GMT [download/play]



Welcome to Episode 7!  This episode is part 2 of our look back at the games of Infocom!
 
- "Start your gaming day with a healthy bowl of Pwn-Flakes!"
- Jonathan introduces the show, and talks about what he's been up to.
- Jonathan takes you through the stories and memories of:
   - The Enchanter Trilogy
   - Wishbringer
   - Planetfall
   - Stationfall
   - Leather Godesses of Phobos
   - Infidel
   - Suspended
   - Deadline
   - The Lurking Horror
   - A Mind Forever Voyaging
   - The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

- Quick reminder about the VirginWorlds support program
- Jonathan gives another "blog of the show" and points you to Kevin at www.theserverisdown.com
- The TOGA blogsite is getting revamped! Yes, the older one wasn't quite working for us, but now that the show has evolved, we THINK we know what we'd like to do...(don't peek)...

  - The next episode:  Asheron's Call!   So send us your favorite AC moments and stories at  theonlinegamersanthology[at]gmail.com 

Play the Flash version of Hitchhikers Guide at:  http://www.douglasadams.com/creations/infocomjava.html
and click on the "20th anniversary edition" link

Play the Infocom other games online:  http://www.xs4all.nl/~pot/infocom/

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Episode 7 Discussion Thread

'Hitchhiker's Guide from Infocom!' by Wilhelm2451
Submitted on 2007-12-04 20:25:15 CST
Getting the babel fish, back on my Apple //e, is one of the highlights of my gaming memories.

When we moved in April of this year, I actually found (again) the cardboard "peril sensitive sunglasses" that came in the box with the game.

I've been back to play the online version, but after two decades it is really hard to get your mind back to that level of simplicity.

(Not that people don't call me simple all the same.)



'i stopped listneing when you said pwn with a P' by Burro
Submitted on 2007-12-05 19:02:29 CST
i thought old school got the quirkyness of teh fact that it was just spelled that way, making it unique to computer chat.


'Another great show' by Isanox
Submitted on 2007-12-11 20:33:31 CST
Wow, I had forgotten about Enchanter, that was the first Infocom game I finished.
I never did finish any of the Zork.
Looking foward to the next show about Asherons Call



'.;.' by ktin
Submitted on 2007-12-13 06:53:54 CST
I look forward to where you take this Podcast.


'.;.' by ktin
Submitted on 2007-12-13 06:53:59 CST
I look forward to where you take this Podcast.


'Just discovered your show' by rmckee78
Submitted on 2007-12-21 15:18:51 CST
I just listened to the first three episodes of your show, and I really liked it. I look forward to more episodes like the two on Everquest and enjoyed your guests (especially since I like Voyages of Vanguard too).

It will be fun to see what your blog turns out to be like.



'I eagerly await the show on D&D' by Shalimar616
Submitted on 2007-12-22 09:08:17 CST
I started playing dungeons and dragons in 1978 and played it seriously for 20 years before moving on to MMOs. During that time I also wrote several books for then TSR and went on to publish my own fantasy Opus, Phantasm Adventures. I look forward to the big J talking about the truly early days of role-playing.


The biggest negative to modern day or even contemporary MMOs is the real lack of social interaction and the ability to role-play. Even in the best of servers, these two aspects of the game are horribly lacking. Perhaps one day, we will have such a game as those early sessions I remember in high school, where the characters lived and breathed, and the fellowship amongst the players was very palatable.

Shalimar616
(aka Troy from the Voyages of Vanguard)