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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

R.I.P. "Rotary"

Our small gaming group suffered a terrible loss on the 5th of March, when Adam, affectionately known as "Rotary" passed away while scuba diving. His death has come as such a shock to Dave and myself and his passing will leave a huge hole in our lives. Suddenly our group of three old gaming friends has been reduced to just two, and it will be hard to push lead around for some time to come. My initial response was that we could not possibly game without him, but I guess we owe it to Rotary and our selves to try and get back on the horse. Rotary was such a private person that posting an image of him on this blog seems inconsiderate and wrong, so I got out some miniatures and put together a little street scene in his honor. It's not much, but it is a start to gaming without him around, and has gone far in helping me out of this dark rut. His favorite cap will take pride of place by our gaming table, to remember us of his tenacity and unorthodox tactics.

Goodbye Rotary old mate - we will miss you.


16 comments:

The Angry Lurker said...

Sorry to hear about your friend, I don't think he would want you to get off the horse either.

Big D said...

Like Frank said it will be hard for a while but we will push on and no Rotary wouldnt want it any other way.We had alot of laughs together, Lt. Smallgoods and srgnt Braunsteins were his creations. He was quiet, reserved, very intelligent with a wicked sense of humour and he really REALLY hated six sided dice. The amount of times he rolled 20 of them and missed would send him crazy and us laughing. We will both miss him alot.
Tally ho Rotary!
Dave "Cpt Crumpet" and Franks Rocket target

Beccas said...

Really sad news guys. I will have a beer for Rotary tonight.

Conrad Kinch said...

I'm sorry for your loss.

Alex_Nay said...

Sorry for u loss, que descanse en paz!!!

Paul´s Bods said...

My condolences on your loss.

Anatoli said...

That's real sad :-(

Mad Carew said...

Sorry for your loss. I agree with The Angry Lurker; stay on the horse.

Bluebear Jeff said...

My condolences for your loss . . . and, if I might, I would like to add a staff character to my upcoming Colonial campaign, one Maj. Adam Smallgoods, in his memory, so that in a very small way, he leaves yet a further legacy.


-- Jeff

Tank Girl said...

Sad for your loss of a friend. At least he will be remembered during your games.

Helen

Furt said...

Thanks for the warming thoughts all, Dave and myself appreciate it.

Bluebear Jeff - what a nice gesture! Please ensure Maj. Adam Smallgoods is a barrel chested and some what grumpy officer, who gets in amongst it!

A J said...

My condolences for your loss. I feel this display of friendship from fellow gamers all over the world on this sad occasion shows you should stay on the horse.

Fitz-Badger said...

Let me offer my condolences as well. And agreement with staying "on ther horse". I always feel the best way to honor a close one who has passed on is to carry on and do the things you've always enjoyed together and recall the good times you had while creating more good times.

Iván said...

All our support guys

Mad Guru said...

Very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend and fellow gamer, Furt and Big D. That just sucks. You guys have my sincere sympathy. No doubt Rotary would appreciate seeing those figures laid out in memoriam.

-Ethan

Christian said...

My condolences for the loss of your friend.