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Obituary: Writer and designer Aaron Allston
Obituary: Writer and designer Aaron Allston
February 28, 2014 | By Alex Wawro

February 28, 2014 | By Alex Wawro
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Aaron Allston, the game designer and novelist who contributed to Origin's Ultima and the Wing Commander franchises, passed away yesterday in Branson, Missouri. He was 53.

Allston was perhaps best known as a fiction writer and a designer of tabletop role-playing games, though in his career he also wrote nonfiction books about the craft of writing, spoke at public conferences and helped write and design multiple Origin Systems games during the '90s.

In that time he was credited for contributions to games like Wing Commander: The Secret Missions, Worlds of Ultima: The Savage Empire, and Ultima Underworld: The Stygian Abyss, among others. Allston also worked with publishers like Steve Jackson Games and TSR on tabletop role-playing games like Car Wars and Dungeons & Dragons.

Allston was a prolific novelist, publishing more than twenty science fiction, fantasy and horror novels during his lifetime, including multiple entries in the much-loved X-Wing series of licensed Star Wars novels published by Bantam Books.

Writer and designer Allen Varney, a long-time friend and colleague of Allston, published a more comprehensive summary of Allston's life and work on Google+ yesterday that everyone can and should read.


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TC Weidner
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Sad News, 53.. thats a shame, still should of had many more years ahead of him. My condolences to his family


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