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    Gone but not forgotten

    It seems like we lost a lot of people important to the RPG industry in the last few years. Am I forgetting anyone?

    David C. Sutherland III - June 6, 2005
    Keith Parkinson - October 26, 2005
    Tim Hildebrandt - June 11, 2006
    Tom Moldvay - March 9, 2007
    Glen Angus - July 19, 2007
    Gary Gygax - March 4, 2008
    Dave Arneson - April 7, 2009
    John Eric Holmes - March 20, 2010
    Jim Roslof - March 19, 2011
    Douglas Chaffee - April 26, 2011

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    I think what we're seeing is we're now at a time when the people who created the RPG hobby in the 1970s are now reaching old age. No surprise really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOZ View Post
    Am I forgetting anyone?
    Bob Bledsaw? Died 2008.

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    Nigel D Findley 1959 1995 (wow, has it really been that long?)

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    Erick Wujcik (1951-2008) - TMNT/After the Bomb from Palladium and Amber Diceless being just a couple of his great contributions.

    He also wrote one of my favorite rpg theory essays of all time in which he linked his diceless rollplaying system to a certain style of playing OD&D. It was a huge influence on how I think about D&D and rpgs in general.

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    A toast to their memories.

    Thank you for giving us great games, having grand adventures, and showing us the path for gold, glory, and many many happy memories. May our swords never bend, may our armor keep us strong, and our spells always be sure and ready. To the masters who taught us the secrets of the universe at the tabletop.

    Yes, you are gone, but never never forgotten!

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsemlak View Post
    I think what we're seeing is we're now at a time when the people who created the RPG hobby in the 1970s are now reaching old age. No surprise really.
    Not THAT old, regrettably. Nearly all of them are in their 60s in that group - or younger.

    I fear our collective general inattentiveness to physical health as a subculture is likely to skew results for many gamers by at least one standard deviation.

    And yes, very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kitsune9 View Post
    A toast to their memories.

    Thank you for giving us great games, having grand adventures, and showing us the path for gold, glory, and many many happy memories. May our swords never bend, may our armor keep us strong, and our spells always be sure and ready. To the masters who taught us the secrets of the universe at the tabletop.

    Yes, you are gone, but never never forgotten!
    Yes!

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    N. Robin Crossby of Hrn-fame: 1954-2008.

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    I started an article for Bob Bledsaw.

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