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Benjamin Croshaw, one of the first AGS-members who created a full-length game. Also known for his spectacular parting from the community.
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[[Yahtzee|Benjamin "Yahtzee" Croshaw]] is one of the first [[:Catgegory:AGS people|AGS members]] who created a proper adventure game with [[AGS]]. He is also known for his spectacular parting from the community. "To pull a Yahtzee" is  to leave a community by no apparent reason, often in a pompous or bitter-sweet manner. {{Wikipedia|Yahtzee}} is also a popular dice game published by {{Wikipedia|Milton_Bradley|Milton_Bradley}}.
  
"To do a Yahtzee" is  to leave a community by no apparent reason, often in a pompous or bitter-sweet manner.
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==Biography==
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===A fan===
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Yahtzee was born in England, where [[Chris Jones]] and AGS were born. He was a big fan of both the [[LucasArts]] and [[Sierra]] adventures. During his high school years, he created a series of adventure games using {{Wikipedia|Visual_Basic|Visual Basic}} known as the [[Arthur Yahtzee]] series.
  
Yahtzee has continued to make games since he left the community and has admitted lurking around under different names. He also runs a popular [http://www.fullyramblomatic.com blog]
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Yahtzee was insipred by the [[Space Quest]] games to create his next series, which he called [[Rob Blanc]]. Rob Blanc I became the first proper game made with AGS, luring people from all corners of the world to try the newly-redeveloped [[RoomEdit|AGS editor]]. Next, he released both Rob Blanc II and III, both games being of similar quality to the original Rob Blanc. Later on, he made the first [[Reality-on-the-Norm]] game, entitled [[Lunchtime of the Damned]].
  
Yahtzee is also a popular dice game published by MB.
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===An ego===
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Yahtzee became focused on both his writing and a comic book based on Arthur Yahtzee known as [http://yahtzee.keenspace.com/ Yahtzee Takes On The World]. Yahtzee also became a well known member of the AGS community, and it got to his head. He became rather arrogant and egotistical. Some of the members of the AGS Community began to dislike him. He eventually declared that he was too busy with his writing to work on games, and left the AGS community.
  
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===A comeback===
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Yahtzee could not stop making games that easily. He made [[The Trials of Odysseus Kent]] based on his nostalgia for the {{Wikipedia|Monkey_Island|Monkey Island}} games. After Odysseus was well-receieved by the AGS community, he wrote an [[Yahtzee's Apology|article]] explaining himself and apologizing for his earlier actions. He also claimed that would be the last game he would ever make.
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He was wrong. He released a serious game, inspired by horror movies and {{Wikipedia|Maniac_Mansion|Maniac Mansion}}, called [[5 Days a Stranger]], considered by some to be one of the best AGS Games ever made.
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===An outcast by choice===
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Yahtzee now lives in Australia, and has continued to make games since he left the community. He has admitted lurking around the [[AGS Forums]] under different names, and he also runs a popular [http://www.fullyramblomatic.com blog].
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==Games==
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* The [[Rob Blanc]] series.
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*[[The Trials of Odysseus Kent]]
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*[[5 Days a Stranger]] and [[7 Days a Skeptic]]
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*[[Adventures in the Galaxy of Fantabulous Wonderment]]
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==See also==
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*[[Yahtzee's Apology]]
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==External links==
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*[http://www.fullyramblomatic.com FullyRamblomatic.com] - Yahtzee's blogsite.
 
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Revision as of 17:17, 8 December 2005

Benjamin "Yahtzee" Croshaw is one of the first AGS members who created a proper adventure game with AGS. He is also known for his spectacular parting from the community. "To pull a Yahtzee" is to leave a community by no apparent reason, often in a pompous or bitter-sweet manner. Yahtzee is also a popular dice game published by Milton_Bradley.

Biography

A fan

Yahtzee was born in England, where Chris Jones and AGS were born. He was a big fan of both the LucasArts and Sierra adventures. During his high school years, he created a series of adventure games using Visual Basic known as the Arthur Yahtzee series.

Yahtzee was insipred by the Space Quest games to create his next series, which he called Rob Blanc. Rob Blanc I became the first proper game made with AGS, luring people from all corners of the world to try the newly-redeveloped AGS editor. Next, he released both Rob Blanc II and III, both games being of similar quality to the original Rob Blanc. Later on, he made the first Reality-on-the-Norm game, entitled Lunchtime of the Damned.

An ego

Yahtzee became focused on both his writing and a comic book based on Arthur Yahtzee known as Yahtzee Takes On The World. Yahtzee also became a well known member of the AGS community, and it got to his head. He became rather arrogant and egotistical. Some of the members of the AGS Community began to dislike him. He eventually declared that he was too busy with his writing to work on games, and left the AGS community.

A comeback

Yahtzee could not stop making games that easily. He made The Trials of Odysseus Kent based on his nostalgia for the Monkey Island games. After Odysseus was well-receieved by the AGS community, he wrote an article explaining himself and apologizing for his earlier actions. He also claimed that would be the last game he would ever make.

He was wrong. He released a serious game, inspired by horror movies and Maniac Mansion, called 5 Days a Stranger, considered by some to be one of the best AGS Games ever made.

An outcast by choice

Yahtzee now lives in Australia, and has continued to make games since he left the community. He has admitted lurking around the AGS Forums under different names, and he also runs a popular blog.

Games

See also

External links