The magazine Micro Adventurer was published by a bunch of
Really Nice People at Sunshine Publications in London. One of them,
Unfortunately, Micro Adventurer folded in 1985, being unable to attract enough advertising revenue. A good many MUD players were avid readers, and were sad to see it go. Because of this, I put a permanent reminder of it in MUD itself: there's a faded copy of the magazine in the attic, which you can FOLD for points (sigh).
The articles were believed correct when written, but since then a
number of falsehoods have come to light. In particular, SUE the arch-witch
turned out to be a completely fabricated identity run by a man, and it's
also dubious whether the "female half of PAULA the witch" ever
actually played at all. This would make KRONOS the first wiz to be run
by a real-life female (
Aside: the articles were combined (with Sunshine's permission)
and published as part of
You may notice that some of the articles have rather a lot of panels in them (some of which are for images). I was asked to write a supply of these "to use as space-fillers if the main article isn't big enough" (which turned out to mean "to use as padding we can pull out if by some miracle we get some advertisement copy"). They somewhat break up the flow of things in a flat document, but were laid out rather better in the magazine itself.
Oh, and I didn't choose the titles...
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