Just who the hell do you think you are?

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Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby drakkos » Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:29 pm

Come on, introduce yourself! Tell us who you are, what you do, and what characters yu play!

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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby drakkos » Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:31 pm

In real life, my name is Michael and I'm a university lecturer working on accessibility, video games, and accessibility in video games. You can read a bit about that at http://drakkos.co.uk/~drakkos/index.html if you're interested .

My characters are Drakkos and Draconius (both creators), and my player alt is Karras. Say hi if you see him about!

You can keep track of what I'm doing at https://twitter.com/drakkos if you're interested in that sort of thing. Finger me for other social networks.

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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby hugo » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:22 pm

I am Hugo, and I too am a Creator for Epitaph.

I have two playing characters: Dead, and Thorson.

Dead is more of a community spirited guy, but Thorson is my main character for adventuring through the game. I'm still tossing up whether I am going to go with 'Police Officer' or 'Fireman'. Firemen are sexy, so that's a plus. It will all depend on whether I choose to go blunt or sharp. The choice is driving me crazy aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby mercutio » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:34 pm

I am Mercutio, and I am not a Creator. I am a humble player who enjoys exploring.

In real life, I'm a web developer of recruitment systems, married man of a crazy wife, father of a hyper daughter, baker of breads and cakes and geek on every level.

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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby drakkos » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:08 pm


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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby mercutio » Fri Aug 16, 2013 3:41 pm

Why sure - this is my favourite O'Reilly publication

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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby April » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:59 am

Drakkos said:
> Come on, introduce yourself! Tell us who you are,
> what you do, and what characters yu play!

On here, I'm April. I'm not a creator, I'm a player
and a frequent dyer (which should so be an achievement
if you can do it three times in ten minutes, or something
like that!).

In meatspace, I'm Zoe and I'm a cartoonist as well as a
political activist. In comics, I write & draw comedy, sci-fi
and horror. In politics, I campaign for LGBT rights &
disability issues.

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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby evariste » Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:23 am

I play Evariste. In real life, my name is Sam, though I generally go by the username fastfinge. I went to university for a B.A in journalism, then the newspaper industry collapsed. These days, I take whatever jobs I can get: freelance web developer, copywriter, and whatever else anyone will pay me to do. Just at the moment, I'm getting deeply involved with bitcoins. I'm also a licensed amateur radio operator (VA3SEP), camper, and proud Canadian.

I'm not a zombie fan, at all. I'm not familiar with any zombie movies, books, or other cultural artifacts. I'm playing Epitaph because I've been reading _Textual Intercourse_ for a while now and found it fascinating, and because I'm one of those completely blind players who has played almost every MUD ever at one time or another, as they're some of our few MMORPG options.

I have really, really strong opinions about absolutely everything, and in my opinion I'm always right, even if I know nothing what so ever about the subject in question.

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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby rabbit » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:56 am

Rabbit's the name and I am a player.

I live in Australia and have played this and other Muds before as Garrion.

I make MUSHclient plugins but haven't been active on any Mud for quite a while so haven't made anything lately.

I am known as Stranded Rabbit on most games these days as it was a random generated name that kind of stuck.

I have put my old web site back up with the plugins I created for this game (see my finger info).

Looking forward to seeing what you guys have been up to while I was gone :)

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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby ror » Tue Aug 20, 2013 3:19 pm

The hell I think I am is Rory, and a player named Ror. I really can't be arsed trying to come up with nicknames or aliases that I'm actually able to remember or not cringe at 6 months later, so I just lop off the last letter from my name.

I'm fairly inexperienced with MUDs in general. I like their potential and the idea of them, but none have really caught my attention and dragged me inside, except maybe for this one. I like the survival horror theme and the focus being pulled away from hack 'n' slash. Quite a lot of the time when I play I'm like a deer caught in headlights, but I think I'm getting to grips with it more.

I also was drawn to the Textual Intercourse blog. I relate to the enthusiasm, thought processes and the creativity - even though I'm totally ignorant of coding or game design. I love to make actual physical things out of materials and the ideas in my head (drawing, metal sculptre, wooden things, clay hings, anythings) and the self evaluation that follows - so I find it fascinating to look behind the scenes at somebody else's creativity with ideas, code, words and so on - and also the development.

I also love long walks along beaches, parrots, lamp, cider and playing on swings at playgrounds.

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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby asha » Thu Aug 29, 2013 11:09 am

I am ASHA, a CREATOR.

I also go by Jo and httpoet on twitter.

I haven't made anything on live yet and am learning LPC, which is pretty fun, as languages go.

I'm hoping to start a PhD in conceptual art next year, it should be fun, but I don't think there will be much LPC involved, mostly Processing.

(ATM I'm working on a project appropriating wartune ads. seriously, go look them up, you won't believe it, but don't do it at work...)
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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby hugo » Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:57 pm

I should add that my original post is a complete lie and I am not currently playing Dead nor Thorson. I ended up with Ferenc, for $reason.

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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby howando » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:30 pm

Howando, as in "ho wand" not "how and".

I have a PhD in hacking add-ons into FORTRAN77 codes for chemistry simulations, although I've barely written "Hello world!" from scratch.

I quietly played the Discworld MUD for about 12 years, starting sometimes in the late 90s. It spoiled me for MUDs, I tried others but I didn't get them and they didn't get me. I stopped playing for a few years, and just when I had been thinking "Hey you know a zombie survival MUD would be really cool, shame it's all about the new-wave Goldeneye clones", I stumble upon Epitaph.

I've never been good at grouping. I like to be self sufficient, but it seems like life in the zombie apocalypse will require some degree of co-operation because the streets are incredibly dangerous, so I will have to learn to be social. I was never one for character specialisation either, but Oblivion and Skyrim have shown me how that can work.

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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby Groat » Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:09 pm

Hello all! I'm almost completely new - I played a bit when Epitaph came into open testing but was scared away by the scariness until few days ago I decided I want to learn to play this damnit. I have characters Groat and Rullakebu.

Before I've only played DiscworldMUD (going by Appelhof there) and couple of MOO's, the former which certainly made starting Epitaph easier. From what little I've played Epitaph seems super interesting, if also intimidating, and I'm sad there's no more players. But hopefully that will change!

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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby cheeky » Sun Dec 28, 2014 5:31 am

Hi Groat! I think I remember you from the old-ish days of Discworld! Nice to see you here. Unless I'm thinking of someone else. In which case, nice to see you here!

Also, I am editing this to introduce myself even though I've been around since I don't even know.

Hi, I'm cheeky. I'm also occasionally Kartoffel and rarely Lynndie. I like making things out of other things, and figuring how things work. I also like kitties.
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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby lily » Thu Jan 15, 2015 7:11 pm

Hello! I'm Awanthi and I'm terrified of zombies. I was so sure I would NEVER play here, but I'm glad Asha persuaded me to give it a go. I'm hooked. Perhaps I'll be able to sit through an episode of The Walking Dead now without earsplitting living room-emptying shrieks. Perhaps.

I'm a writer and a blogger and completely food-mad; I'm a freelance content writer and I'm writing a book. I'm also on Twitter (@ispeakawanthi) and on Facebook, so come say hi.

Oh, and I'm also (a refugee) from Discworld; some of you may know me from there. I'm PozPaws and Sabbath, and a couple of others. ;)

See you in the game!

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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby drakkos » Fri Jan 16, 2015 11:43 am

Hi Awanthi - welcome to Epitaph! If nothing else, exposure to Epitaph will let you focus on how bad the Walking Dead survivors are *as* survivors. You'll be more concerned with their poor noise discipline than the zombies themselves. :-D

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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby maw » Sat Jan 31, 2015 1:40 am

Aaaaa.

Benjamin, Maw here. Creator, back now and mostly coding tools and other stuff that only creators will see, after a multiple year lapse of contribution. I'm pretty much always listening to the radio chatter though, so feel free to yell for me if you find any bugs that are stopping you playing or need help or whatever. That's what the Support domain is for. Maybe.

Outside of Epitaph I do student-type stuff and also music type stuff.

You can even find me (mostly inactive) on , or even follow my if you're really that lacking in feed activity.

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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby river » Wed Feb 04, 2015 9:43 pm

Hi, As a cre I am River and a player I am llylia - a refugee from discworld mud.

I love all things zombie, post-apocalypse and end of the world. I am totally addicted to this mud already, even though I DIE ALL THE TIME and things are shady as hell.

It's an awesome game!

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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby mara » Tue Feb 10, 2015 6:29 pm

Hi, I'm Mara! Lily dragged me over here and since it was her fault I was even in DWMUD in the first place, you can see she is to blame for all things MUD & ME related. I'm an early 80s text-adventurer baby which is how she lured me in the first place.

I overthink every choice I make in game and then after I make it, learn it was wrong anyway after all that thought. Woo!

Outside of the apocalypse, I'm a bit nerdy, a bit artsy, and a bit complainy :) I like animals more than people.

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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby Solo » Wed Feb 25, 2015 6:30 pm

My real label is Jeff and, yes, I'm the fabled red-heded stepchild you've all heard so much about so it hasn't been a fun go all these years at all.

I am mostly blind and play Epitaph because I was on my way to the supermarket and somehow took a wrong turn along the way...I'd be eternally grateful if one of you could point me back the way I came...anyone? Anyone?

Why are you all grinning at me that way?

My, what big...rotted...teeth you have...

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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby hal » Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:19 pm

Hey Guys,

My Name is Hal, I am from the UK - I am a railway engineer by trade but an avid nerd by night. thought it was time to formally introduce myself!

Thanks for all your help in game guys!

Just outta interest, what clients does everyone use?

I hear rumours of a sound pack made for this game is this true?

Cheers.

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soundpack

Postby cheeky » Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:19 am

Googling epitaph mud sound pack should help you out! I don't use whatever client it's set up for (I use a really old version of zMud, though I guess all versions of it are "old" at this point), but it seems to have a lot of neato sounds. I downloaded it just for the sound files, and some ideas of what to make sounds for.

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Re: soundpack

Postby hal » Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:34 pm


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Re: Just who the hell do you think you are?

Postby hal » Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:54 pm

OK OK OK, I just had a dream sequence, and in it i got asked a bunch of background info. I am from the Devon in the 'West country' but the closest option i had was English or Cornish who are not real people by the way... I am only joking you are however, you should really learn how to eat scones propperly... Naturally i went with the former.

Is this a bug? haha!

Excuse my rant. I am maybe a little under the influence...

This is by far the best game I have played since Metal Gear Solid (on the PSX)

Cheers Drakkos !


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