RIP Raymond Almiran Montgomery, creator of CYOA

How sad, but what a legacy.

I never knew his actual name beyond the initials. Thanks for posting this. I’d have missed it otherwise.

It’s neat to see all the other things he did, too.

I love how the obituary is in the same font the actual books were.

That grabbed me by all the heartstrings at once.

Let us now praise good producers.

I believe that’s a result of being on the site.

The obituary itself is an image.

I wish I’d had a slightly happier reminder to keep trawling for old CyoAs. But I do recommend doing so. You can check books out, and the best part is, you can use ctrl-shift-p to browse the pages, so your reading isn’t spoiled by reading the opposite page.

Wrote a little more of a goodbye at