As reported by Steve Crompton, legendary publisher and game designer Rick Loomis, lost his fight against cancer. These are truly sad news and he will be missed by everyone who knew him or his story.
On August 23, 2019, a day before his birthday, he died from medical complications at the age of 72.
[Rick] had the ability to give his people the freedom to develop their own solutions to problems and then he would calmly guide them … he attracted so many talented people like Mike Stackpole, Larry Ditillio, Liz Danforth, Jennifer Roberson, Ken St Andre and so many others who went on to create entire worlds and realms — Rick encouraged that in a way few do.
Rick sacrificed his life for a dream. A dream of wonderful, fun games and worlds of adventure. Games that inspired creativity and fun. Rick’ s games were always in the end, about fun – not winning. [-Steve]
Godspeed, dear Rick. You will always be one of my heroes and an inspiration for many.