The Ultima Dragons
The Ultima Dragons are a group of people from all
around the world who love Ultima, which is one of the best role-playing epics available
for a computer/console. Some Dragons would even say it's the best ;-). It's a club, so
there's a thing to do to gain entrance: you have to play (not win!) at least one Ultima.
That ain't a hard thing to do, so if you would like to join, then take a little time and play one of
those great games!
Currently we have over 10000 members (check the members list) and we still grow! The
club was founded on Prodigy (some kind of Bulletin Board style thingy) and then moved to
the Internet, therefore it is called Ultima Dragons-Internet Chapter. If you like more
information about the Ultima Dragons history then the place to go is the UDIC-FAQ, if you do not like to read that much
there's also a Mini-FAQ available.
Where can Dragons be found?
First of all there is the rec.games.computer.ultima.dragons-Newsgroup
(aka rgcud), but dragons can be found in the other branches of the
rec.games.computer.ultima.* hierarchy as well. Be prepared for some weird habits of some
of the dragons, like to splut each other with virtual pies (especially newbies seem to be
the perfect target for some dragons), to talk Gargish or to invite each other to a cinnabon or
two. There are many different subjects discussed in rgcud, Ultima-related and not. If you
look for hints then .series is the place to go. For further info on the newsgroups take a
look at the rgcu*-FAQ
made by Erratic Dragon.
Then there is the Weyrmount MOO (MUD
Object Oriented), which is a great place to have fun and meet fellow dragons. Also
you have the possibility to build and create your own rooms and objects, to get yourself a
virtual home with all comfort. The only thing needed to access the 'Mount is a
Telnet-Client or -even better- a MUD-Client. I myself have discovered the MOO some time
ago, and this is the likeliest place where you will find me. For further information take
a look at Underworld's Weyrmount
News: Due to a hacked server the 'Mount is currently offline, but a new Weyrmount seem
to be under production (thanks to WizTraveller, Mono, Dawnfire, Nameless, etc.)
Latest News: The new Weyrmount (aka Weyrmount
2) is up and running at moo.weyrmount.org:8000.
Also you may find Dragons while playing Ultima Online, but
since I never played it ('cause it's to expensive here in Austria, 'cause there is no
European server, 'cause it has to many bugs, 'cause there are to many playerkillers and
cheaters, ...) I can't tell you any more details.
Other Ultima Dragons Websites
If you're in search for some information about the Dragons and their homepages take a
look at The Ring of
Dragons. It's a webring of sites with Ultima, the Dragons or RPGs as subject. If you
still want more or are in search of a specific Dragon's homepage go to Minstrel Dragon's homepage list,
there you'll find them alphabetically sorted.
And now a short recommendation list:
a great place for information about Ultima and the Dragons, it's also the home of the Dragon Press, a
collection of Ultima fan fiction.
Amaterasu's New Page 2:
although the title may sound a bit weird, the site is also a very interesting place to
visit. Especially if you want to get in contact with someone who speaks Hungarian. ;-)
Incoherent's the Silicon Avatar
homepage: a site dedicated to one of my favorite games, System Shock. Incoh is also
one of the makers of the Pulp
Palindrome, take a look and enjoy.
Dragon's Home Page: this one of the best webpages I've ever seen, in the files section
you will find many goodies, like the Ultima theme for Windows 95, documentation for the
Ultima I-VI collection etc. It's worth a visit!
Sith Dragon's Ultima: Ascension
Site: the best source for information about the upcoming Ultima: Ascension.
Underworld Dragon's Notable
Ultima: the best place to go if you collect Ultima games, but it also provides
information about the timeline of the Ultima games and even has transcripts of the games
conversations and a library of the books found in the games.
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