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Slow Play Ray 09-21-2005 08:55 AM

Remember the Oregon Trail?
 
I'm sure it's been posted here in the past, but:

The original Oregon Trail game.

09-21-2005 09:00 AM

Re: Remember the Oregon Trail?
 
nerd alert!

istewart 09-21-2005 09:08 AM

Re: Remember the Oregon Trail?
 
Awesome. Hunting and watching your family die of typhoid. Great memories.

Aces McGee 09-21-2005 09:15 AM

Re: Remember the Oregon Trail?
 
Someone just sent me this interview with the game's creator. I can't believe he didn't ask the biggest question of all: How the f*ck does one die of a broken leg? That ALWAYS happened to me when I played, and no one could explain it to my satisfaction.

-McGee

Shajen 09-21-2005 09:16 AM

Re: Remember the Oregon Trail?
 
Infection

Aces McGee 09-21-2005 09:30 AM

Re: Remember the Oregon Trail?
 
That answer never satisfied me as a kid. I mean sure, I guess so, but it's really lame if you ask me.

-McGee

Shajen 09-21-2005 09:36 AM

Re: Remember the Oregon Trail?
 
Back in the day, infections were serious dude. There weren't antibiotics available like there are today.

xadrez 09-21-2005 09:40 AM

Re: Remember the Oregon Trail?
 
I used to love this game. FWIW, my family always starved to death.

Aces McGee 09-21-2005 09:43 AM

Re: Remember the Oregon Trail?
 
I know that. I've never broken my leg, though, so I don't know if they put you on antibiotics or not these days. Is it that easy to get an infection from a broken bone, or does it have to be a something like a compound fracture?

At any rate, it just happened far too often in the game, in my 11-year-old opinion. My 24-year-old opinion has softened somewhat on the issue, but I think they would've been better served going with something else, or at least giving an explanation during the game.

-McGee

ChipWrecked 09-21-2005 09:46 AM

Re: Remember the Oregon Trail?
 
Also if the break is compound, the rough edge can sever an artery and you bleed to death.


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