Ultima 7 Design Documents:John Watson’s “It Worked!” Note

Courtesy of former Origin programmer Bill Randolph, and thanks to the tireless efforts of Joe Garrity of the Origin Muesum, the Ultima Codex is pleased to present this note — written by the late John Watson — which proudly announces to someone named Andrew that…something important actually worked.

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It would be neat to know who Andrew was, and what exactly he and Mr. Watson were attempting to do. Chris Schneider, commenting on this image at its previous home on the Ultima 7 subdomain, speculated that it might have had something to do with the world editor for Serpent Isle; John could have been giving Andrew instructions on how to take master control of the editor, which was evidently very complex.

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