By now many of you may have heard the sad news that Rick Loomis, President of Flying Buffalo and a gaming industry legend, passed away on Aug 23rd, just a few hours before his 72nd birthday. Rick created and ran Flying Buffalo for almost 50 years, and was also President of GAMA (Gaming Manufacturers of America) on several occasions.
Rick’s loss leaves a huge hole in our hearts and Flying Buffalo. Rick was our mentor, our friend (a brother for his sisters) and the intermediary between the high-flying goals of the creative team and the real world. He helped us stay on track and reminded us of the limits of our budgets. Rick also made sure that whatever we created would be something that players would want. And many, many times he made suggestions that made a game more playable or an adventure more usable. We will miss Rick every single day, and we plan to honor his wishes and hopes for the future of Flying Buffalo going forward.
Rick’s sisters and the entire Buffalo team are committed to continuing to process and ship out your Kickstarter and other orders. In fact just today I did another 25 orders and they are now in shipping, ready to be packaged up. And tomorrow we’ll be taking 40 finished orders to the post office. As of now, we only have about 175 MSPE orders left to ship out of the original 675 we started with. And we will continue to ship out your orders until all of them have gone out. After that, we will move on to doing the same thing for Elvenlords the other Kickstarter that needs to be completed.
Is Flying Buffalo going to Keep publishing?
Down the road there will also be new products for T&T, MSPE, Nuclear War, and Catalyst books like new Traps and Citybooks. They may not come as quickly as we’d like right now, as there is a lot to do in regards to taking care of Rick’s estate and Flying Buffalo. But rest assured, we are soldiering onward. That’s what Rick wanted us to do – and we plan to do just that. We have numerous projects in various stages of completion and we will find a way to bring those forward.
Please feel free to post your comments below and if you want to contribute to help with Rick’s medical bills, funeral arrangements and other outstanding bills that have accrued due to Rick’s illness, you can contribute to Ricks GOFUNDME
Thank you all for your concern, your patience and your belief in Rick’s dream – Flying Buffalo.
Steve Crompton – Manager Flying Buffalo