William Trent

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William Trent
Full name William Harold Trent
Notability Adventure author
Developer
Location California
Occupation Dentist
Born 29 July 1920
Died 21 October 2017

William "Bill" Trent (29 July 1920 – 21 October 2017), normally credited as Dr. William H. Trent and sometimes as DOkTOR "T", was the author of the Eamon adventure A Trip to Fort Scott, and the coauthor with his grandson Matthew Grayson of Tomb of the Vampire. He also developed a ProDOS version of the standard Eamon master diskette and created text-based maps of at least 16 adventures.

A native of Fort Scott in Kansas, Trent worked for the Santa Fe Railroad and served as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in the US Navy during World War II; he later worked for many years as a DDS at a dental practice in Van Nuys, California. His burial was at Fort Scott National Cemetery. Trent was an avid photographer active in local photo clubs and competitions, and won awards for his work.

Maps

In the late 1980s Trent created a collection of text-based maps for at least 16 Eamon adventures, showing layout and room connections, and sometimes rooms names, artifacts, monsters, or other important features. The collection of maps, compressed into a ShrinkIt file, was posted to macgui.com in 1990 by Tom Zuchowski.

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