Ineffable Wingbolt TriRodent Posted June 16, 2020 Share Posted June 16, 2020 Not so much for creating thousands & thousands of years of mind numbing history (filled with impossible to remember names) for his own universe, but rather the (three/four different) massive universes for us to explore. I was having a conversation with a friend earlier in the day about Avernum and the incredibly comprehensive/fleshed out universe that Jeff created/populated with 'real' characters & events. She wasn't getting it until the phrase Tolkeinesque came to mind. Now granted, pretty much 'any' RPG has to create a universe for us to go play in, but Jeff seems to do a deeper dive into creating unique stories/situations than most. And then continues those stories onto six chapters (Avernum, 5 for GF, 3 Avadon, ? for QW) keeping the continuity more or less intact/growing. Now granted Tolkein is pretty much 'the' standard upon who's shoulders most all fantasy world building (no matter the medium - books, games, tv, movies, music, etc) has been based upon for closing in on 100 years. Does Jeff deserve consideration to sit at the feet of the master? (things have been quiet around here, time to kick over a rock & see what comes up...) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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