Diamond Apple starts developing LLOB
Lore Lords of Britain
After more than twenty years since the last game of LLOB (Lore Lords of Britain), Diamond Apple is starting a one year project to bring the Historical Simulation from the Computer Moderated Play By Mail past to the online present.
Steve Mitchell: “When Retro Gamer interviewed me last year about Lore Design, it reminded me that I’d often meant to bring the Lore Lords game up to date. I wrote the rules to Lore Lords using a previous game making technology that I had developed called “Of The Empire”. Thanks to nostalgic record keeping, by my mother, I have been able to source the original data and notes from when Lore Lords was written for a Mega ST 4 using a 60MB hard drive and twin Toshiba laser printers for the extensive computer generated postal content. Sadly the ST source code was lost years ago making a total re-write from data and notes the only method to bring it back to life. In my spare hours I will bring it back in broadly it’s original format but adapted for the internet. Oddly, when I first started writing it’s prequel, it was originally for playing by modem – but in the late 80’s I was the only teenager I knew with a modem and so shifted to computer moderated Play By mail (PBM) to get more players. The internet should make it slightly easier to play ;).”