Greg Stafford passed away yesterday. Well, I suppose it is two days ago now, since it is after midnight where I am. I would likely be working anyway, but it did not feel appropriate to waste another minute. I did not know Greg (can I call him Greg? I guess) nor was I a friend or colleague. I do not mourn the passing of friends as much as I used to or used to pretend to. It is hard to feel sad when I know, regardless of the facts, they are in a better place. But thousands, maybe tens of thousands are mourning today, yesterday. I suppose many are feeling blue and I get that.
But I am feeling inspired. I have not met or talked to many famous people. Or even many near famous or famous adjacent. Certainly none have ever been a colleague or friend. Recently thanks to writing for EN World that has changed, but over all I continue in near obscurity. What the fuck am I doing? I do not seek fame or fortunes, but I have been designing games since I was 10 years old. I need to take this more seriously. I want to do this and so, I will do it. No more time to waste.
Thank you Mr. Stafford for sharing what have you shared. But I have to take that and make something of it, else I feel the gift was wasted.
Sean AKA The Dragon has been gaming or thinking about gaming for over thirty years. Game design is one of his greatest passions. He has ideas and is not afraid to talk about them.