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Greg Stafford (1948 - 2018)

Red or AliveRed or Alive Registered User regular
edited October 2018 in Critical Failures
Chaosium (publisher of Call of Cthulhu, Stormbringer, Runequest and Pendragon) announced today the passing of Greg Stafford.

Greg was and is a giant of the hobby and his games (Runequest and Pendragon) have been influential on a great many designers since, with a strong emphasis on narrative (versus simulationist) storytelling and fascinatingly in-depth mythologies. 13th Age players might consider picking up the recent Glorantha supplement, or the even more recently released Glorantha Sourcebook, if they want to roleplay in the setting of the computer game King of Dragon Pass.

Very sad news to read, as I was getting back into the hobby.

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  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Always sad to lose a giant in the industry. I personally never got into any of those games, but I do know the name Chaosium.

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  • FairchildFairchild Rabbit used short words that were easy to understand, like "Hello Pooh, how about Lunch ?" Registered User regular
    Stafford was the Glorantha guy at Chaosium; CALL OF CTHULHU was handled by Sandy Peterson.

  • AthenorAthenor Battle Hardened Optimist The Skies of HiigaraRegistered User regular
    Wow.

    John Wick wrote a really moving tribute to Stafford, and how much he influenced.. well.. all of roleplaying.

    http://johnwickpresents.com/games/the-grey-crane/

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  • MrVyngaardMrVyngaard Live From New Etoile Straight Outta SosariaRegistered User regular
    I've always admired his work on Pendragon. A miserable loss that he is dead now.

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  • Red or AliveRed or Alive Registered User regular
    Fairchild wrote: »
    Stafford was the Glorantha guy at Chaosium; CALL OF CTHULHU was handled by Sandy Peterson.

    No one said Stafford created Call of Cthulhu?

    Though, now that you mention it, Sandy Peterson has made massive contributions to Glorantha: he’s basically the creator of the 2nd of the setting’s two continents, Pameltela.

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