And so he did and they were fine games for those who participated I'm sure. Gerry passed away unexpectedly in mid November, about a month after the Council of Nations convention.
I first met Gerry as a player joining one of my games at the Schenectady Wargames Club. He was a great player; fun, enthusiastic and inventive. He enjoyed talking about the old days, and how he designed the OD&D scenarios for SWA’s first conventions back in the seventies. When I asked if he was at all interested in creating adventures for Champions of ZED, he jumped at the chance. We discussed his vision for hours. Sometimes he would stop by, or call me, just to tell me about some new idea he had.
Last summer he was enthusiastically working on a whole new adventure, building extensively on the world setting he debuted in The Mines of Wexcham. He would send me bits and pieces as he finished them, mostly the backstory leading up to an exploration of a series of ancient elvish caverns extending from the sea to deep inland. He stopped however to help with preparation for SWA’s fall convention. I saw him briefly at the con, exchanged a how do you do, and watched him DM for a few moments. It never occurred to me it would be the last time I’d see him. Gerry loved gaming, and he loved sharing that experience with others. I’m glad I was able to help him do that, at least in some small way.
Last Edit: Jan 31, 2014 20:20:49 GMT -6 by aldarron