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Game 31: Swords and Sorcery (1978)

Monsters on the battlements from left to right: demon, werewolf, zombie, goblin, dragon, unknown, and wizard. Ah, that familiar orange glow. Despite all the grief that the various PLATO CRPGs have given me  – I’m looking at you Moria, and you The Game of Dungeons – going back to that system almost […]

Chief Gates Comes to Oakhurst: A Cop Drama

One day in late 1992, a trim older man with a rigid military bearing visited Sierra Online’s headquarters in Oakhurst, California. From his appearance, and from the way that Sierra’s head Ken Williams fawned over him, one might have assumed him to be just another wealthy member of the investment […]