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Friday, October 23, 2020

Death Notice - Len Lakofka has Passed

And a horrible year continues to be horrible. It has been said on Facebook that Len Lakofka, writer of the "L" series of modules and inspiration of the Lendore Isles in the Greyhawk Setting has passed. L2 was one of the first modules I ran.

From Wikipedia

Lenard "Len" Lakofka (1944-2020) was an American writer of material for the fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Although never a formal TSR staff member, the company that published Dungeons & Dragons, he was an influential voice in the development of the game.[1] He was one of the playtesters of the game as it was being developed, an editor of early manuscripts, wrote a widely-read monthly D&D magazine column and two official D&D adventures, and had his home campaign setting of the Lendore Isles incorporated into Gary Gygax's World of Greyhawk Fantasy Game Setting.

8 comments:

  1. Rip

    The two L modules were some of my favorite back in the day.

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  2. Ugh. That’s sad news indeed. Creative guy and gifted storyteller.

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  3. Bone Hill is a personal milestone of mine. RIP Len.

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  4. I’m very sad to hear this. I was lucky enough to hang out with Lenard a few times in 2018 when he lived in Long Beach. And then I got to chat with him briefly on a Greytalk this year. I wish I had made more time. He will be missed.

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  5. I'll miss you. I'd only gotten to know you recently, and only through Facebook (and of course your work before that), but I will miss you.

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  6. So sad. The Secret of Bone Hill was, imho, one of the first and best sandbox campaigns available to us old-school gamers. I still refer back to it for focus and inspiration for my current game.

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  7. I still treasure my copy of Bone Hill also. I remember Lenard had a column in the short-lived Gygax magazine. A great talent, RIP.

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