What was ZOCo?
These files were written for a paper newsletter that I ran in the early 1990s called ZOCo. This had a circulation of between 20 and 50 and has no connection with the (almost) glossy publication also called ZOCO that came out a few years later. When I worked out how to put pages on the web I copied all the files across to a Geocities account. At that tim geocities was possibly the only free web page host about. In time it was taken over by yahoo and then shut down by them as it was clearly not making enough profit. Geocities tended to shut down if your site generated too much bandwidth and mangled the odd file over the years (presumably as they migrated servers) but fitted my price range perfectly. In time I gave up printing the newsletter and stuck the new articles on the web. When geocities shut down a lot of small or niche sites were lost. I had pulled down most of the files before the shutdown for an assignment at Leeds Metropolitan University in web design (the MSc IDE unit). Many of the pages were written in the geocities code generator and there was a lot of cut and paste used. This left a good deal of html 3.0 code that I am not proud of. I have since rooted out a good deal of this but have no doubts that there are still some code howlers hidden in the files section of this part of the site. Some of these reviews relate to games and systems that are long out of print but as there is an active second hand market I have no worries about continuing to present them
I also created a few play aids for games and 2 complete games. The games were originally photocopied maps that I hand coloured and came with counters on thin coloured card. Some kind soul found these and converted them to ADC gamesets making the whole a lot more approachable and doing wonders for the graphics. Time moves on and ADC has become a rarity as free gameplaying programs such as Cyberboard and VASSAL provide alternative means of playing games on a computer. Anyhow these are the links to the Play Aids