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Loren Wiseman, co-founder of Game Designers Workshop and one of the developers of the SF RPG Traveller and Space 1889, and the near-future RPG Twilight 2000, apparently died on Wednesday.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loren_Wiseman

update - apparently he'd been crowd-funding medical treatment for several years due to blood pressure, diabetes, and heart surgery.

update - Wikipedia is now showing his birth date as 1951.

Date: 2017-02-16 12:58 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dewline
Seems to be a day for greats in several fields to die...

Date: 2017-02-16 10:40 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dewline
Indeed. And people of later celebrity age as well...

Date: 2017-02-16 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] robertprior.livejournal.com
Damn. He designed (or had a hand in) all my favourite games.

Date: 2017-02-16 08:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Traveller alone would have been enough to put him amongst the industry greats.

Date: 2017-02-16 04:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] whswhs.livejournal.com
Do you happen to know how old he was? Wikipedia seems not to know his year of birth.

Date: 2017-02-16 05:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
No idea - it doesn't seem to say anywhere I've looked.

Date: 2017-02-17 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ffutures.livejournal.com
Wikipedia is now saying 1951

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