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Finding happiness in text

For Miranda and Tristy, who helped me discover my love of tales. May the Minotaur live forever in our hearts. You could be forgiven for not knowing what a MUD is in 2016. Created in the late 1970s, they're the original "massively multiplayer" games - text-based online worlds full of mystery and adventure. As graphical horsepower has become easier to afford, the popularity of MUDs and their kin has waned in turn. Some MUDS, like GemStone…