One of the most interesting sites I looked at while studying was MMPORPGs, primarily Ultima Online which was popular and accessible at the time. Something that has always intrigued me about the Ultima series is the way that their creator Richard Garriott built the character of Lord British within the Ultima universe, and then took on that role himself.
While I was studying, Garriott left the franchise. This raised some interesting questions about what would happen to Lord British within the game world. I found the discussion fascinating as it raised broader questions about exactly what type of identity Lord British was – something that I took the opportunity to explore in this short paper, ‘Re(g)ifying Lord British‘.