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Game Designer Passings March 4, 2008

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Some bad news to report.  It has been reported that last Thursday Barron Vangor Toth, co-designer of the WWE Raw Deal CCG passed.  He was only 34.  I knew Barron from my days of playing Raw Deal, he was a very hands on designer, running tournaments and hanging out and meeting the players, playing games, all of the stuff you’d expect from a fan turned pro in the gaming world.  He was a very nice guy, and he will be missed by many I’m sure.

Today we also got the bad news that Gary Gygax, co-designer of Dungeons & Dragons, passed away overnight.  Gary is considered the father of the role-playing game by many, and the first Game Master by many more.  Gary was 69.

So sadly this week we mourn both the old guard and the new guard in the gaming world.  My heart goes out to their families and close friends. – B

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