Posted by on October 12, 2018

On October 11th of 2018 Greg Stafford, founder of Chaosium, creator of Glorantha, and driving force for one of the best settings in gaming history was in a sweat lodge at his home in Arcata, CA when his body left on a path out of this world. It was quick and painless, and he died seeking his spiritual truth.

I first discovered RQ in late 1977 early 1978. Since then I have played it thousands of hours. I have guided heroes and near-do-wells into and out of dangers and historical events in Glorantha. I met my wife because of RQ, and have been married 30 years in a few weeks. Made friends, lost friends, and lived a life full of Chaosium. To say I owe Greg is an understatement. While I would have still been a gamer, and would have had a life free of D&D, he made it sooooo much easier and better.

I hope the lodge had the path he was seeking when he walked on ahead of us. We all die, we will all die, it is a good thing to die well, it is a better thing to live well. Greg did the better thing, I think.

In my culture we don’t say goodbye (I am Cherokee), we say, “I will talk with you when I get there.” But I would also like to add, “Thanks for all the clacks.”

A condolence thread has been set up at BRP Central.

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