Playing Muds on the Internet

Playing Muds on the Internet

by Rawn Shah, Jim Romine
     
 

Approaches the topic from the viewpoint of experienced players describing their journeys to novices. Provides detailed guidance on how to join in and play these online games, embellishing the controls and commands associated with them. Discusses two of the most popular types of MUDs, namely LPmud and DikuMud and includes a brief overview of other kinds of MUDs.… See more details below

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Approaches the topic from the viewpoint of experienced players describing their journeys to novices. Provides detailed guidance on how to join in and play these online games, embellishing the controls and commands associated with them. Discusses two of the most popular types of MUDs, namely LPmud and DikuMud and includes a brief overview of other kinds of MUDs. Contains information on the objects around these games with descriptions on weapons, armour and other items as well as helpful hints in order to be successful.

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Library Journal
Multi-User Dungeons (MUDs) have become incredibly popular ways for computer users to compete with hundreds of other adventurers in Dungeons & Dragons-type fantasies. MUDs have evolved, thank goodness, into social and educational vehicles, but the core of much MUD escapism is pure and simple role-playing and competing. Here, Shah and Romine essentially explore two MUDs: DikuMUD (created in Copenhagen as a virtual space filled with a number of different rooms and characters) and LPmud, originally a Finnish invention. Thanks to the authors' vast experience with the combative world of MUD, there's plenty of useful advise on how to survive, gain experience, pick up money and weapons, and even avoid death. Attributes are provided for different characters, different techniques are described to battle different opponents, and basic commands are outlined. As a special aid to neophytes, four characters have been especially set up for readers of this book for MUD experiments. If you're ready to spend about a day a week perfecting your skills in this world, this book will help keep your frustration level down and your fantasies alive.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471116332
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/28/1995
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.90(d)

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