This week gamers have been reaching into their pockets and giving generously.
These two campaigns are still collecting funds and every cent is appreciated.
Rick Loomis is a tabletop gaming icon. Sadly, he’s very ill. The diagnosis is lymphatic cancer and bills are growing. There’s medical bills, family bills and bills for his company Flying Buffalo.
To date, gamers have raised over $35,000 to help Rick and famous out. That’s from nearly 750 donors. The goal is $38,000.
Loomis, an army veteran, invented the game Nuclear Destruction in 1970 and coordinated multiplayer games in the post. He helped publish Tunnels & Trolls and designed the Origins Award-winning PBM Starweb.
Our deepest condolences are with Sarah Newton, the talent behind Mindjammer, The Chronicles of Future Earth and the English translation of Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked who lost her husband Chris James, the musician known as the Brown Dirt Cowboy this month.
Sarah spent this year looking after Chris, later having to orientate her life around the hospital in France which Brown Dirt Cowboy spent his final months. She’s not been paid in months.
Funeral expenses have hit hard. This Just Giving page has been set up to try and soften the impact. At the time of writing, nearly 200 gamers have donated money.
24th August 2019 Update: Sadly, Rick Loomis has died. Donations are still needed for the family to pay bills.
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