The MMO roleplaying community lost one of its most prolific authors this week as Brian "OddjobXL
" Rucker passed away at the age of 48.
Rucker maintained a blog called The Roleplayer's Redoubt
on MMORPG.com, and he was also featured in Massively's The Game Archaeologist
, where he talked at length about MUDs, MUSHs, and Star Wars Galaxies
Massively columnist Larry Everett
remembers Rucker as "a very prominent member of both of my websites and a personal inspiration to me as a gamer, writer, and roleplayer." Rucker, known as Cap'n in SWG
circles, covered roleplaying in dozens of disparate MMO titles. He also offered plenty of sage advice
for both newbs and veterans alike.
[Thanks to Laura for the tip.]