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Deana David
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Yesterday was the famous late artist/ writer, Edward Gorey's birthday. Although there aren't any (that I'm aware of) (and please tell me if I'm wrong!) games about Gorey's characters, I realized he might be someone many people in the gaming community love.
So, yesterday, in honor of his b-day, we celebrated here in Amsterdam by creating a cocktail after one of his characters 'The Zilla's Demise'.
I wrote a Goreyeque verse with some very Gorey illustrations and of course there's the deadly cocktail recipe...
http://cosmocorrespondant.blogspot.com
And isn't it time SOMEONE designed a game based on his work???
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Apparently Gloom has a Gorey-esque feel to it.
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I read Edward Gorey to my children on a regular basis. I'll make sure to tell them that it was his birthday today.
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Deana David
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You're so right... it does. But he created SO many characters and his own version of Dracula. I'd love to see that developed-- and I'm sure the people that run his house-museum would love it.
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Deana David
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That's great.. your children must be growing up with a great sense of humor and fun!
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Philip Homatidis
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It all depends upon the term game. There is a book of puzzles (mazes, match the figures, crosswords, logic puzzles, etc.) titled Gorey Games (1979, Troubador Press, ISBN 0-89844-000-9) which exists. All of the puzzles within it feature Edward Gorey's artwork and characters.

To give you a hint on Gorey Game 22, which starts on page 18, the answer to question 1 is your friend Zillah.

And yes Gloom has artwork and a tone in the vein of Edward Gorey.
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Deana David
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That's a good point-- we don't have that book yet. I should order a copy!
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