viernes, 12 de octubre de 2018

Hasta siempre, Greg.

Tan lejos y tan cerca. Una persona tan admirada por mi. Hay mucho que aprender de su vida, y de su obra.

Ayer falleció este gran hombre.

La noticia, en pleno día de fiesta, me deja en shock, sin palabras, me deja sorprendido y triste. Por eso, sé que más adelante le escribiré algo quizá más acertado.

Murió Gygax, y se le echa de menos, se le honra (Y lo merece, claro). Pero yo siempre fui de RQ (y de Pendragón, y de Príncipe Valiente....), así que este adiós duele más.

Adiós, Greg. Que te vaya bien en el Plano Heroico.
Gracias.

"The shock and grief the Chaosium family felt at the news of the passing of our beloved and revered company founder, Greg Stafford, cannot be measured. Greg died yesterday in his sweat lodge at his home in Arcata, CA. Mercifully, his passing was painless and quick. He died as he lived, on a spiritual quest of enlightenment.

As one of the greatest game designers of all time; winner of too many awards to count; and a friend, mentor, guide, and inspiration to generations of gamers, “the Grand Shaman of Gaming” influenced the universe of tabletop gaming beyond measure.

Greg founded The Chaosium in 1975, and from the outset (to quote his own words) “was never content to imitate, but instead published games that were original in their style of play, content and design”. Under his leadership, the company quickly became renowned for its originality and creativity, and was responsible for introducing numerous things to the hobby that are standards today. As John Wick (7th Sea, Legend of the Five Rings) memorably said, “The older I get, the more I hear young RPG designers say ‘Never been done before!’ And then I just point at something Greg Stafford did a few decades ago.”

Greg’s work in roleplaying games, board games, and fiction have been acclaimed as some of the most engaging and innovative of all time. There will doubtless be many valedictory messages over the coming days from the countless many that Greg inspired and enthused across his many interests and passions - Glorantha, Oaxaca, King Arthur, shamanism, mythology and more."

(Https://www.chaosium.com/blogvale-greg-stafford-1948-2018)




5 comentarios:

Carlos de la Cruz dijo...

Se nos va un mito de los juegos de rol. El creador de Glorantha y Pendragón, nada menos. Es un momento muy triste :(

Runeblogger of the Runeblog dijo...

Ay... :_(
Por lo menos su legado rolero continuará vivo. En nuestra próxima partida en Glorantha le dedicaremos un minuto de silencio. ¡Tal vez un brindis con hidromiel!

International Khiladi dijo...

A mi me ha pillado repasando y organizando mis viejos suplementos de Runequest. Sólo decir que fue el primer juego de rol que compré, hace 29 años. Se nos ha ido el Señor de las Runas T___T

Víctor Sesmero dijo...

Tb fueel primer juego de rol que compré y al que jugue

Lobo de piedra dijo...

Descanse en paz. Desde luego ha entrado a formar parte de la historia.