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challenge: replicate pre-Rogue game D&D#1
« on: April 20, 2014, 10:18:55 PM »
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D&D #1 was created on a teletype at Clear Creek High School in Houston Texas, connected via an acoustic modem to a PDP 11 type mini-computer. Richard typed the game on a separate terminal onto paper tape spools, then read the tape strips into the terminal connected to the offsite computer, and ran the resulting program. The resulting program would play a simple Dungeons and Dragons like role-playing game. The player had a character that would explore a dungeon in search of treasure while fighting monsters along the way.

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No one has seen this game run since the retirement of the teletype in 1979, which is when Richard made the final printout of the game.

I bet somebody on these forums will win this challenge.  The original BASIC code is provided.

https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?p=39149

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Re: challenge: replicate pre-Rogue game D&D#1
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2014, 11:26:47 PM »
That is one unlikely contest for sure---leave it to Garriott.
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Re: challenge: replicate pre-Rogue game D&D#1
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 11:50:51 AM »
Hmm... I might tackle it

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Re: challenge: replicate pre-Rogue game D&D#1
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2014, 08:08:46 AM »
That pdf version at least had several typing errors, possibly lost in translation from paper to pdf. I don't see any reason in this. It's just old, poorly written BASIC source code, less known dialect. Game programmers have been notorious to write poor source code then and now.

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Re: challenge: replicate pre-Rogue game D&D#1
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2014, 04:44:24 AM »
I know it's deliberate, but that interface is incredibly hard to deal with

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Re: challenge: replicate pre-Rogue game D&D#1
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2014, 09:59:08 AM »
omg how do you play this? I got as far as class selection...

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Re: challenge: replicate pre-Rogue game D&D#1
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2014, 11:27:28 AM »
I added a Reference Card to make it a bit less daunting :)

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Re: challenge: replicate pre-Rogue game D&D#1
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2014, 06:38:38 AM »
The teletype aesthetic is really cool.

Although the rules of the challenge aren't really outlined very well.  I would imagine that it would be ok to make some improvements to the interface. Like typing it the word of the command instead of a number.

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Re: challenge: replicate pre-Rogue game D&D#1
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2014, 05:58:38 PM »