Saturday, March 29, 2014

A True Tragedy

by Alex Haglund for the Daily Egyptian

Dave Trampier is dead.  In a sense he died in 1988, when he severed all contact with the gaming community and dropped off the radar.  I mean, when an artist stops creating art, there is death of a sort; a death of creativity, a death of expression.  Wanting to disassociate from TSR is one thing, but to stop creating is something else entirely.  Sure, it was his choice and I am not going to speculate upon the circumstances, but I do bemoan the result.  Whatever caused him to withdraw did not affect just him but deprived his fans – deprived the world – of twenty-five years of his art.  I hope he is in a better place.

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