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I started playing the game Fallen London. If you also play, my character's name is lahosken if you'd like to correspond or somesuch.

(You might think it strange that I just now started playing a 10-year-old game, but it was just written up in the "50 Years of Text-Based Games" substack, so I just now found out enough about the game to decide I might enjoy it. (That "50 Years…" substack also got me to re-play the Plundered Hearts Infocom game umpty-ump years later, but it's not a multi-player game, so I didn't mention it at the time. (I guess I played it multi-player the first time, but only if you mean "One player sits and types while the other player looks over their shoulder and suggests actions.") Where was I?))

I guess "lahosken" isn't suitably neo-Dickensian for this game, but I didn't realize what I was getting myself into at the time. Anyhow, I know some folks who read this here blog also read that "50 Years…" substack, so maybe maybe it's more-probable-than-you-might-think that one or more of y'all is playing (or re-playing) that 10-year-old game this week.

Meanwhile, I guess I should be thinking of a more era-appropriate name, "Jack Grogbarrel" or somesuch. I don't know, I try to avoid Dickens in real life.

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