Why /Free in RPG?

Why should you use /Free? Certainly positional RPG is familiar to everyone in our world. Why bother to learn or use /Free? Fortunately, there are a ton of articles out there about the advantages of /Free, so I am not going to belabor it. Just search on “RPG Free advantages”.

By David Shirey

Editor’s Note: This article is excerpted from chapter 3 of 21st Century RPG: /Free, ILE, and MVC, by David Shirey.

The thrust of /Free is simple: it gives you opcodes and structures that do not have to be in a given column position on the screen. And this allows you to do four things.

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