tabula rasa

Official Site: Tabula Rasa (Wikipedia)
Studio: NCsoft
Launch Date: November 2, 2007
Sunset Date: February 28, 2009
Genre: Sci-Fi MMOFPS Sandbox
Business Model: Subscription
Platform: PC

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Ladies, please.

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Landless.

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If you forget the fact that it was during the day and there were only the two of us and it wasn't outside by a wooden table it was exactly like this.

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Roberts and Garriott

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