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Richard Garriott lives a life that most of us can barely dream of. The creator of the Ultima franchise lives in a castle and visited space in 2008. If you'd like to see just a sample of his jaw-dropping collection of curios and oddities, check out this short documentary.
The clip, hosted by Garriott's friend Brad Henderson, shows off items including shrunken heads, a Victorian-era vampire-hunting kit (complete with a cross that fires silver bullets), and one of the original Sputniks. The highlight is a look at Garriott's extensive automaton collection.
Garriott (perhaps better known in gaming as Lord British) has been a fixture in the games industry from the early days. His PC game Ultima debuted in 1981, and it spawned a string of sequels and spinoffs, including Ultima Online. In 2010, he was awarded $28 million in a settlement with NCsoft, the company that published his Tabula Rasa MMO.\\
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Man, Ripley from Ripley's Believe It or Not would get a hard-on if he ever stepped into this place. All Sir Richard needs now is that space shuttle he flew in and have that adorn his backyard.
I want a collection of eye balls, and a shrunken head, and a pair of conjoined dancing skeleton twins.
I love the dragon...
My uncle worked on some Ultima games. He went to several parties at this castle. We actually were just talking about it earlier this week. He worked on Ultima Online. Said it was the biggest pain of a game project he had ever done.
Guillermo Del Toro has a neat house like this, too.
Austin is chock full of weirdness. Love that town.
garriott was my first game hero. gawddamned kick-ass man! and he has keen gear too!
That house would be an awesome location for Halloween parties!
I probably wouldn't have most of the types of things he has around (personal preference), but that doesn't mean they aren't really cool. It's a really nice collection.
These are some very cool toys. I wonder if Neil Gaiman's basement looks like this.