Sunday, March 3, 2013
I just read that Allan Calhamer, creator of the game 'Diplomacy,' died this past week. 'Diplomacy' is among the seminal games of my life and many of the great names in gaming, such as John Boardman and Gary Gygax. Play by mail(PBM)gaming began for me with 'Diplomacy'. Among the first gaming magazine subscriptions I had was to Diplomacy World, that contained articles by many of the pioneers of game design. And, imagine a game that required no dice. I'm sure Allan will be missed by family and friends, but his work will live on and be played by gamers for generations to come. Thank you Allan Calhamer.