I’ve seen a number of reports today that John M. Ford died yesterday. I never knew John (or Mike, as his friends apparently called him), but I enjoyed his work. While he’s probably better known for his fiction these days, he also did a fair amount of game design, mostly for GURPS. He co-wrote GURPS: Infinite Worlds with Steve Jackson and my pal Ken Hite and also wrote the foreword for Ken’s Suppressed Transmissions 2. I best remember his hilarious The Yellow Clearance Black Box Blues for West End Games’ version of Paranoia.
Farewell, Mr. Ford. We’ll miss you.