LAST EDITED ON May-09-13 AT 07:18 PM (Pacific)
Much has happened since I posted this message about the DOS version of Oubliette.
As I mentioned, Wizardry was largely base on Oubliette, a multi-player computer role-playing game running on the University of Illinois' PLATO system.
The good news is that the Cyber1 people brought it back on-line on the CYBIS system software, which means you can still play the original Oubliette today, you won't believe how Wizardry-like it is.
To experience this old-school game, and see where Wizardry came from, click on 'How to get started' on http://www.zimlab.com/oubliette/plato for instructions.
p.s. On Cyber1 you'll also experience the beginning of multi-player computer role-playing games. Besides Oubliette, you'll find other very popular games such as Avatar, Empire (Star Trek) and a slew of other ones, too many to list here, you won't believe your eyes, I didn't, this is all where it all began folks, unlike today there was nothing anywhere near like it anywhere else in the entire world at that time.
pps. There's also an iPad version of Oubliette, I also have a web site dedicated to that version.