|There’s an App for that?!?
Still not as creative as some
of ‘Puter’s characters.
Well, ‘Puter is a character.
We’ve been lax in recognizing a few recent, notable anniversaries. The first is yesterday was Dungeons & Dragons’ 40th anniversary. Sort of. It marks the 40th anniversary of the first time Gary Gygax had folks over to game after Dungeons & Dragons became commercially available. While I’m sure there was some play-testing involved, this was likely the first game after it hit the shelves.
I (and likely a few other Gormogons) played the 1st edition D&D as kids in the late 1970s and early 1980s. There were a number of favorite adventures and reams of graph paper for mapping out the locations stuffed into a soft-sided briefcases I had.
I stumbled across an interview with David “Zeb” Cook who GorT used to work with in the mid-90s. Zeb was the third full-time game designer hired by TSR and later became Senior Designer at TSR. GorT has also played his Top Secret TS005: Orient Express module.
The Volgi used to run Cthulhu campaigns that GorT and ‘Puter participated in frequently and actually the Morrow Project (which GorT really thought was cool, even though a bit complicated rule-wise). GorT ran a few other role playing games (RPGs) such as TORG, Paranoia, and Top Secret.
GorT is an eight-foot-tall robot from the 51ˢᵗ Century who routinely time-travels to steal expensive technology from the future and return it to the past for retroinvention. The profits from this pay all the Gormogons’ bills, including subsidizing this website. Some of the products he has introduced from the future include oven mitts, the Guinness widget, Oxy-Clean, and Dr. Pepper. Due to his immense cybernetic brain, GorT is able to produce a post in 0.023 seconds and research it in even less time. Only ’Puter spends less time on research. GorT speaks entirely in zeros and ones, but occasionally throws in a ڭ to annoy the Volgi. He is a massive proponent of science, technology, and energy development, and enjoys nothing more than taking the Czar’s more interesting scientific theories, going into the past, publishing them as his own, and then returning to take credit for them. He is the only Gormogon who is capable of doing math. Possessed of incredible strength, he understands the awesome responsibility that follows and only uses it to hurt people.