Richard Garriott Is Also Into Geocaching
As Massively’s Game Archaeologist reports, Ultima creator Richard Garriott has a bit of a thing for geocaching. For those of you not familiar with the phenomenon, the Archaeologist explains it thusly:
Some of you probably know Geocaching, as it’s been around for over a decade now. For those of you who haven’t, it’s a worldwide treasure hunt that involves over a million and a half “caches” of various sizes that are hidden and then marked with GPS coordinates. Players head to the official site or one of the open-source projects to get the coordinates and go hunting for them.
Richard Garriott has a few caches, including one he calls “The Necropolis of Britannia Manor III”. As you can imagine, it’s located on his property in Austin, Texas…and as you can imagine, it’s…not just a straightforward hunt for a hidden box. No, no…there’s quite a maze of puzzles that have to be solved first!
And because Lord British never jumps into any pursuit half-heartedly, he has also established himself as something of a record-holder in the geocaching community, as he is currently — and likely will be for quite a long time — the record-holder for both the highest and lowest caches. The lowest cache is in a deep ocean trench, and the highest is…well…let’s just say he left it on the set of Apogee of Fear.
And if he has his way, he’ll soon establish a cache in the remains of the Titanic!