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All of you magicians, conjurers, enchanters and other wizards toiling every morning at your spellbook to cram those spells under your pointy hats.
And you, ne'er-do-well loiterers, cowardly scoundrels and assorted clever tricksters.
All drop your hats to Mr John Holbrook "Jack" Vance who passed away last month at his Oakland home, having reached the ripe old age of 95. Yes, he's the one quoted in the very first DMG for inspiring the Wizzard class.
I always liked his stories, in particular this one.
If you slapped a massive pixie infested beard on him, he would be a dead ringer for Wilhelm the gnome.