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Post Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:18 am 
 

For those of you who didn't know, Chuck Crain, former CEO of Ral Partha (and the man largely responsible for the Ral Partha AD&D license), died August 23.

I knew Chuck to talk with him, and I got the chance to work side-by-side with him at Origins 2004 in the Iron Wind Metals booth.

Truth be told, I can't say I really "knew" him at all. What I do know is that he was a hell of a nice guy. He even traded me his promotional copy of Ral Partha's Great Red Dragon.

The couple of times I had the privilege to help out down at IWM, Chuck was friendly and talkative as I bombarded him with questions about Ral Partha in the 80s.

Ironically, I picked up the Great Red Dragon last week from the artist who painted it for me. I was going online to find his email address - I figured he'd be the first one with whom I'd share the painted pictures of "his" dragon.

Instead of his email address, I found his obituary.

Just thought I'd pass this on, for those fans of AD&D Series 11 figs or for those who might have known him.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:37 am 
 

RIP
RP's AD&D line was one of the best ever made.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:37 pm 
 

VermilionFire wrote:RIP
RP's AD&D line was one of the best ever made.


its always sad to see any major person in the fantasy field pass away....

damn shame :(

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:31 pm 
 

Sad to see another Icon go. :(   What did he die of?


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 3:55 pm 
 

http://theminiaturespage.com/news/621905/


http://www.forbeck.com/2007/08/27/rip-chuck-crain/


http://dunes.cincinnati.com/classifieds ... &id=782424


The first link is the best one.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 9:53 pm 
 

56 is too young to go.

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