I used to play the original warcraft (a dos game) over lan and through IP address dailing
(back in 1995 you had to use phone lines, long distance costs extra so people mostly interacted with people in their town. To play multiplayer games you had to call your friend, ask for their ip address, call their computer, they would have to accept the call, and then the computers were connected)
Playing computer games used to have the same nerdyness associated with it that playing pen and paper RGP's have now.
Does anyone here remember dialing into a BBS with telnet? Anyone know what a MUD is? Computers have come such a long way...