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Rogue

I am back from New Orleans and straight into a 5–day BizTalk 2004 training class. There’s no internet access or cell phone reception in the room so I am cut-off from the world even though I’m sitting at a computer and without any good reason like vacationing.

There are only like seven people in the class, yet the pace is brutally slow. Day one Ian and I played a lot of minesweeper (did everyone know about the click-both-mouse-button feature? I didn’t.) but that got old. Day two I needed a good old fashioned floppy-disk, no-install game. I chose Rogue. Here’s the DOS version I am playing. Check out those graphics! You are the similey face, you battle Bats, Kestrels, Hobgoblins, etc, collect money, spells, scrolls, weapons, etc. Ian also pointed me towards the updated, hacked version called NetHack. Note there’s nothing net-like about it, but it does enhance the game in all dimensions. I’m sticking with my 1983 version until I get to that damn amulet of Yendor.

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