If you read a lot on the game or happened to come across our old Deckard Cain post, then you should know how Cain got his name.
If you don't, here is a recap:
Pc Gamer held a contest called "Name in the Game" were people could submit a name they chose to be part of Diablo. A big Blizzard fan submitted his son's name (Deckard Cain Elder) into the contest and won! This contest was held in 1996, just shortly before the release of Diablo 1.
So why are we posting about this topic again if we already did so back in May? Well it seems the real-life Deckard has now grown old enough (he is 16 now) to appreciate his legacy, so much so in fact that he recently made a Reddit post about this. In the post he talks about how his name is composed from the Harrison Ford's character in Blade Runner, his mother's maiden name, and his father's family name. He also describes the package Blizzard had sent when telling them they won, which included a letter from Bill Roper (the producer of Diablo 1), a hat imprinted with the Blizzard logo, a Diablo t-shirt, a copy of Diablo 1, and a custom made Diablo statue that is an exact the replica of the one Blizzard has in their HQ (neat!).
Deckard also posted pictures of himself and some of the stuff Blizzard sent, which I believe is the first time in internet history that we get to see the man behind the legend.
Although being part of gaming history is cool enough, that statue is a very nice bonus. If he ever decides to sell it I am sure it would fetch a nice amount (I sure as hell wouldn't sell it though). The only thing that left me guessing about his post is that he never mentions if he or his dad played/play Diablo 3, but they probably did.
Oh, and in case you don't believe the content of this post, Bashiok has confirmed it in a Twitter post.