This is the second or third time between IC and TVGHH that the recipe for how to play retro games has been discussed and I really do have to say, that is a FANTASTIC idea.
A brief history to get you into the mindset, recommended and required readings (manuals, clue books, lore leading up to it, etc), hardware/software suggestions, and a mod set up if the game is improved by it.
I’ve been diving into old school PC games and the amount of digging through forums to find information, especially for games that don’t have all of their supplementary materials on GOG or something, is daunting. It took me a while to figure out the best way to draw maps for Bards Tale and that’s the sort of information that would really help simplify getting into retro gaming. There are a lot of YouTubers who try to use original hardware or simply review the game technically, but I can’t think of many folks who try to help others experience the games themselves.
I just have to say I would LOVE this as a short form podcast.