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Article about Roberta Williams on GoG <3

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:00 am

What, no mention of "Quest for Glory"? :( All the other classic Sierra quest games get a mention, but not QfG. Why not? :(

Two pieces of this article stand out for me ...
Ken Williams on the other hand, wasn’t a storyteller, but some computer programming experience.
Ken Williams ... was ... programming experience? :|
The story about Victoria Morsell, a book author...
What other kind of author can there be? A film author? A play author? ;)

I hope I'm not coming across as cocky or arrogant. Of course a lot of heart went into this article, I understand that. But I've worked in proofreading for over 10 years, and helped proof-read and correct some books whose authors went on to publication (either self-publication, indie, or through the big publishing houses). ;) So things like this jump out at me and wave a metaphorical flag. :)

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Re: Article about Roberta Williams on GoG <3

Post by Tawmis » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:36 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:00 am
What, no mention of "Quest for Glory"? :( All the other classic Sierra quest games get a mention, but not QfG. Why not? :(

Two pieces of this article stand out for me ...
Ken Williams on the other hand, wasn’t a storyteller, but some computer programming experience.
Ken Williams ... was ... programming experience? :|
The story about Victoria Morsell, a book author...
What other kind of author can there be? A film author? A play author? ;)

I hope I'm not coming across as cocky or arrogant. Of course a lot of heart went into this article, I understand that. But I've worked in proofreading for over 10 years, and helped proof-read and correct some books whose authors went on to publication (either self-publication, indie, or through the big publishing houses). ;) So things like this jump out at me and wave a metaphorical flag. :)
Pretty sure the Ken Williams thing meant to read as:

Ken Williams on the other hand, wasn’t a storyteller, but had some computer programming experience.

As for the author, since I am not familiar with Victoria Morsell (off hand) without cheating (googling), I am not sure what was intended there.

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Post by Rath Darkblade » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:24 am

I think Victoria Morsell was the main character in "Phantasmagoria". :)

Regardless, what kind of author can you be, other than one who writes books? If you write plays, you're a playwright. If you write films, you're a script writer. The word "author" doesn't come into it. ;)

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Rath Darkblade wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:24 am
I think Victoria Morsell was the main character in "Phantasmagoria". :)
Oh, yeah. Duh. Sorry, your quote removed the context and brain refused to work. :lol:

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Re: Article about Roberta Williams on GoG <3

Post by BBP » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:32 pm

Rath Darkblade wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:24 am
I think Victoria Morsell was the main character in "Phantasmagoria". :)
No, Victoria Morsell played the main character in Phantasmagoria. The character's called Adrienne Delaney.

hmm guess that that script was in vain...


It's a charming article but there's quite a couple of misses... "For example, the first King’s Quest game was one of the first point and click games. "
There's a new script around: PHANTASMAGORIA! Check the Script Party topic in the Bard's Forum!
Skip to new scripts

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Re: Article about Roberta Williams on GoG <3

Post by Tawmis » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:42 pm

BBP wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:32 pm
Rath Darkblade wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:24 am
I think Victoria Morsell was the main character in "Phantasmagoria". :)
No, Victoria Morsell played the main character in Phantasmagoria. The character's called Adrienne Delaney.
hmm guess that that script was in vain...
Script wasn't in vain. Just because I didn't read it. I've not read about 40 books I've bought.

And I think that's what Rath was implying is that she was the main actress.

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