2 Girls 1 Podcast ULTIMA ONLINE

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The grandma guildmaster of Ultima Online destroys every gaming stereotype

Journalist by day. Sky Wolfbane by night.

 

Matt Silverman

Internet Culture

Published Aug 6, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 9:26 am CDT

The multiplayer RPG Ultima Online came on the scene in 1997, and it remains a thriving, persistent world to this day.

Two decades later, those who prefer the “classic” version host private servers (shards) where longtime players congregate.

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This week on 2 Girls 1 Podcast, Alli and Jen (actors who perform weird internet stuff on stage) speak with Alyssa Schnugg, a grandmother in real life and a veteran guildmaster in the Free City of Trinsic, a bustling multiplayer enclave in Ultima Online Forever.

Schnugg shares what it takes to be a guildmaster and the deeply personal relationships (including romantic ones!) that blossom inside this retro gaming world.

Listen to the show:

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*First Published: Aug 6, 2018, 5:30 am CDT