How to Play TriadCity
The TriadCity Players' Guide
By Poobah, Grand Marshal and President For Life, TriadCity Pancreatic League
TriadCity is a new beginning for an old tradition, if that's not a
totally pompous thing to say.
MUDs and other forms of online interactive role-playing have
existed since before the beginning of measurable time. We're
told they're fun, but they're not what interest us. My
Pancreatic colleagues and I seek
to explore systematically the notion that these games
can be stretched, as it were, into something similar,
but different: new forms of fiction with their own
structures, techniques, and characteristic idioms.
So this is our role: inventors of these techniques and
idioms. Fortunately we're very ably assisted by our
good friends at SmartMonsters, particularly Mark, who teams closely
with me to code the technological marvels underlying the fabric of the
TriadCity universe, as he likes to put it. We began working
together about five years ago, and since that time I'm no longer certain
how I ever could have gotten along without him.
The Players' Guide you're reading exists because there aren't enough
Pancreatics for us to be able
to personally educate the increasing numbers of adventurers and other
tourists who visit our City. I do hope, though, to have the chance to
meet all of you personally. Just page me next time you're on, and
Like just about everything Triad, this Guide has begun as a sparse
approximation of what it'll eventually become. We'll enhance it
iteratively, as necessity dictates, or as the Muse inspires. Please
check back often to see what's new.
Welcome to the City!
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