[REPOST] (sort of) Newsreader's Digest: Digital JUMP! #1-3

Tom Russell milos_parker at yahoo.com
Thu Jan 21 08:45:07 PST 2010

On Jan 20, 2:56 am, Andrew Perron <pwer... at gmail.com> wrote:

> Back in 2008, in Russell's Reviews v1 #10, Tom Russell threw down the
> gauntlet and proposed "Newsreader's Digest" versions of RACC stories.  
> These would be super-condensed versions, with the challenge to jettison
> as much of the text as possible while still keeping a coherent,
> entertaining story.

I had forgotten about that!  I think you're the first person to
actually do it.  I had to condense JOLT CITY, but found myself

> You feel yourself moving faster!
> You have no more Crimson Potions of Speed.
> You hit the Novice Net.Hero.
> You hit the Novice Net.Hero.

Oh man!  The first time I read this story, way back when, I was still
a Rogue-Like virgin, and had no idea what this was.  Now that I'm
versed in the ways of Nethack, et al, I find it hihgly amusing.  Such
is the power of geeky pop culture.


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