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STICKY: FRUA History
« on: June 08, 2013, 09:01:47 AM »
This list was originally started by Nol Drek in June of 2013:


1993:
* Forgotten Realms Unlimited Adventures is released by SSI in March of 1993

* The first module reviews appear in UANL #1.  The modules are "Mystery at Claystone" by Troubador and "Sword and Romance" by Uranus Seto

* The FRUA AOL forum is born.  It runs until sometime in 2001

* Bart Jackson begins work on Charedit

1994:
* The first hacked module is released:  "Knight of the Living Dead" by Peter Delaney

1995:
* Bart Jackson's Charedit is released in July 1995

* The frua-dev mailing list and the original file archive (ftp.giga.or.at) are created

1996:
* Mycroft's Module List stops being maintained.  John Viveiros takes over as "Module List Maintainer"

* Ben Sanderfer's first released module "Night of the Basilisk" is created in August 1996

* Work begins on the large-scale but ultimately failed DrowUA project

1997:
* The first superhero module, "Super Defenders" by Doc Sabre, is released

* The Unlimited Adventures Newsletter is released in HTML format for the first time

1999:
* John Kochmar creates the Yahoo Group version of the frua-dev mailing list (games.groups.yahoo.com/group/ua) - which has run from March 1999 until the present day

* Juanita Hubbard creats frua.corhub.com in August 1999 as a place to download graphic files for FRUA using a web-based GUI

2000:
* Ray Dyer's "Realm" series of modules begins in June 2000

2001:
* By 2001, Robert Foster had created the Magic Mirror of the giga.or.at archive frua.dns2go.com - saving many thing which would have otherwise been lost

2002:
* The mirror of the Magic Mirror at frua.rosedragon.org is created

2003:
* FRUA celebrates it's 10th anniversary, even though some predict the death of the hobby is forthcoming

2009:
* Ben Sanderfer creates the FRUA forums at frua.isgreat.org in March 2009

* Donnie Ewald begins hosting the FRUA forums at ua.reonis.com - once again saving many things which would have been lost - and bringing the mailing list and file archive together in a single place with the forum

2010:
* Ben Jockish releases his epic module "The Sect"

* The Unlimited Adventures Newsletter is revived after a three-year hiatus

2013:
* FRUA celebrates it's 20th anniversary, despite rumors that the hobby died off long ago

2015:
* FRUA and other Gold-Box games are released for sale on Good Old Games, creating an influx of new designers and players.




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Re: STICKY: FRUA History
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2013, 09:04:02 AM »
If you wish to add to this list or correct mistakes that might appear on this list, please respond to the thread located here:


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