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OMG! It's Ian Livingstone! by jollyjack OMG! It's Ian Livingstone! by jollyjack
Had a proper geek-out, today.
I found myself at the Birmingham Games Expo where I discovered two of the guests were Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson (not Steve Jackson of Steve Jackson Games. The other Steve Jackson.....never mind).
These two were responsible for the Fighting Fantasy game books and the Advanced Fighting Fantasy game system, both of which I spent a lot of time playing in the 90s.

When I started trying to get into the games industry (I started young!) I sent a game design to Livingstone at Eidos. Somehow it reached him and he sent back a reply! I still have it kicking around somewhere.
Anyway - I didn't bring my copy of Warlock of Firetop Mountain as I had no idea the writers would be there, so instead I simply waited in line so I could finally thank the chap for humouring a very green, would-be games designer.

I'm....pretty sure I did. I might have had a nerd-gasm and tried to mount his head.
Either way; I probably looked and sounded a bit of a cringe-inducing fan-boy.....
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TomMagenta Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ian Livingstone held a lecture at my Games Design course some time ago. Fascinating bloke - really nice guy too. Good job on meeting him! =)
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salamane13 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013
I did this to Peter S. Beagle. Had all this great literary commentary in my head, got up to him and gashed idiotic fan all over him.
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Dr-laboto Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
dont worry we all do
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TheEvilPeanut Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If i ever meet you i'll try not to do that.
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Chanel211 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lmao a very justifiable reaction
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MrNintMan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL!!
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AskEndestPlz Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*Thinks about a very long, yet good sentance. mounts onto face instead* LOL.
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Madpredator Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Lovely
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wraithdragon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Warlock of Firetop Mountain was seriously badass!! I'm glad someone else remembers what the hell a Fighting Fantasy game is. I too also played the Advanced Fighting Fantasy game system when I was pretty young. I think that it really just groomed me for me serious love of Advanced Dungeons & Dragons when I got older.


Well played sir! =)
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Biggerandbe Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Interesting how he has no idea what to say to a hamster.
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