I Am King Dork

by Darius Kazemi on April 3, 2005

in Uncategorized

Proof that I am Nerd Supreme: I had a dream last night that I became friends with Greg Costikyan.

A little background: Greg has been in the industry for a gazillion years, starting with the pen and paper games of way back in the day. He has worked on a million zillion excellent titles. This weekend was Gaming Weekend at WPI, and I was running Ghostbusters, an RPG by West End Games. Greg used to work at West End, and is credited as an editor on the game. He also was a co-creator of the excellent Paranoia. I had also seen him at the Game Developers Conference recently. So all in all, I guess he’s been on my mind for last two weeks.

Additionally, I think the reason why I dreamt I became his friend is simple: at GDC2004, I spoke to him briefly and told him I liked his games. He was shy or busy or something, so he said “thanks” but kind of turned away instead of engaging me in conversation. Folks, this is proof that I am not the Greatest Networker Known to Man. So in this dream, we were sitting around a coffee table, chatting about the game industry and design, and having a grand old time. Hah!


Costik April 6, 2005 at 10:10 pm

Or possibly proof that, even in my 40s, I’m not the most socially adept of people.

Darius Kazemi April 7, 2005 at 12:13 am


Carolyn April 7, 2005 at 1:09 am

You are ridiculously cute, Darius.

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