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"On-line gaming environments are completely different things... Essentially it's massive global role-playing."
- Peter Watts

Dream Park  
  A vacation theme park in which the visitors participated fully in the different environments.  

Looking for a new place to go on vacation? Dream Park is basically a cross between Dungeons & Dragons and the best run Disney theme park imaginable - although The Mouse would faint at what goes on there.

The impact of Dream Park came suddenly, just beyond the tunnel. From the top of a flight of wide steps one could see three multi-tiered shopping and amusement malls, each twelve stories high, that stretched and twisted away like walls of a maze...

Dream Park supplied costumes, makeup, prosthetics, and character outlines if necessary. The players supplied imagination, improvisational drama, and, bluntly, cannon fodder. The Lore Master acted as an advisor and guide, group leader and organizer.

From Dream Park, by Larry Niven (w/S. Barnes).
Published by Ace Books in 1981
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One of the key elements of Dream Park is that a group of participants could get together for an immersive game experience, all supported by the Park.

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