Game developers love a good opportunity to sit down and talk about their visions for the future of this industry, and of course talk about their upcoming games. CVG recently had a chance to sit down with Richard 'Lord Garriot' British to talk about a few things, like hey, where'd you get that cool name, man?!
So, first things first - where did the moniker Lord British come from?
Richard Garriott: I was actually born in England. When I was first playing D&D I needed to find a nickname, and earlier that year I'd moved to Texas, and all the locals thought I had a British accent. The nickname stuck, and when I started writing games I'd always include my character Lord British.
My very first publishers said that Richard Garriott wasn't a very memorable name, and dumped me from the credits and left only Lord British as the author of the early Ultima games. Most people don't know this, but Lord British's first name is Canterbridgian.
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