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    The sad news has reached me that Larry DiTillio, author of the original Masks of Nyarlathotep (and screenwriter for Babylon 5He-Man and many others) has passed away in his 70s after a long illness.

     

    Larry was always a pleasure to talk to and always had a story to tell. As Yoggie's vaults are fairly deep I've unearthed a couple of interviews which I'll re-post here (one text, one audio).

     

    His wonderful roleplaying creations will always live on and spring anew whenever they're played at the table.

     

     



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    ced1106

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    Will definitely miss. Had the pleasure of talking with him at Kublacon many years ago, where he recognized *me* (still don't know how or why!) and we talked about Masks and the like. Saddened that I will not have another opportunity to chat with him again.

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    lordof1

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    I'm very sorry to see this. I am about to run Masks for my group, and had the original and 7th Edition books out together only yesterday, to see what had changed - a huge amount of the 7th ed. version is Larry's original text. A wonderful campaign, never bettered. So long, Larry, another childhood hero gone.

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    I knew that Larry had been ill for some time, but this is still very sad news. It goes without saying at this point that Masks of Nyarlathotep set the high watermark for what a roleplaying game campaign can aspire to. Thanks for everything you've done for us, Larry.

     

    -=Badger

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    I will remember him fondly for his fantasy poison articles:

     

    Different Worlds #31
    "The Cup Of Death: Poisons for Use in Fantasy Role-Playing Campaigns" 

     

    Dragon #59 
    Best of Dragon #1
    "Poison: The Toxins of Cerilon"

     

    And for allowing me to ceaselessly point him out in the credits of Bab5.  See that guy he also wrote RPG material!!

    [very popular with my spouse]

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