DarkChaplain joined on May 14th, 2010, since that has made 3502 posts that are still accessible today, 146 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, DarkChaplain has given 6660 upvotes, and was last online on May 29th, 2017.
@EvoRulz Old News is Old
Turns out it was cancer after all. Short but sadly lethal.
In all the years I knew him, Alan never stopped working, never stopped creating, never stopped tweaking and fiddling with projects. We came up with an RPG rule set based on a draft I did back in 2003. He was still mucking about with it last year. His spaceship combat system, Star Killer, had so many iterations that the best idea when playing a test game was to ask for a fresh print out each time. His idea of a break was to switch gears into a different project.
The write-up really shows what an incredibly skilled, passionate and competent individual Alan Bligh was, and why his death is such a loss to the world of Pen and Paper and Tabletop gaming as a whole. The man did things.
"Only in Death does Duty End" has never been more fitting a mantra...
Speaking of OreImo: Holy shit they put Gokou Ruri (aka Kuroneko) into episode 8!
Anybody still playing and on Chaos: Shiva?
I'd say Stormblood can't come soon enough, but then I have so much content left lying around that I still want to finish with the old gameplay systems...
Mandatory @Settsuo-kun ping.
I'm 7 episodes in now and honestly, this has become far more entertaining than I thought. Yamada Elf is obviously Best Girl.
Then why are you reading shit webcomics that look like a rat's arse "drew" them?
This one's got a REALLY nostalgic feel, and the art style with its rough strokes is incredibly fancy. I really need to check out the mobile game it is based on sometime.
Title: Granblue Fantasy The Animation Episodes & Type: 14 Episodes TV Anime
Airing: April 2, 2017 to ?
Rating & Demographic: PG-13 - 13+
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Licensed: Yes (Aniplex, Streaming Available (Aniplex, Crunchyroll))
Adapted from: Video Game
This is a world of the skies, where many islands drift in the sky. A boy named Gran and a talking winged lizard named Vyrn lived in Zinkenstill, an island which yields mysteries. One day, they come across a girl named Lyria. Lyria had escaped from the Erste Empire, a military government that is trying to rule over this world using powerful military prowess. In order to escape from the Empire, Gran and Lyria head out into the vast skies, holding the letter Gran's father left behind—which said, "I will be waiting at Estalucia, Island of Stars."
Today, we regretfully bring you some sad news. Alan Bligh, the lead writer on the Horus Heresy games, has passed away. Alan was not only a valuable member of the Games Workshop family but a great human being. He was a talented writer, a dear friend and a supportive colleague. Our thoughts go out to Alan’s family and loved ones. We will all miss him dearly.
Alan worked at Games Workshop for 14 years and was a key member of the Forge World Studio for over a decade. He was utterly dedicated to his work and enriching the fictional universe that his words made real for so many.
Often found in Bugman’s Bar with a cup of tea in hand, Alan was a real gent, a warm man who spoke softly and emanated kindness. “Hello chap”, was among his favoured greetings and … Alan was never anything other than a pleasure to spend time with.
Generous with his time, Alan often attended events and hung around long after his seminars finished to talk with hobbyists and fans. His fellow writers in the Forge World and Citadel Studios often benefited from his insightful advice and collaborative approach. Alan was truly a walking encyclopaedia of Horus Heresy lore, and on more than one occasion came to the aid of a Black Library author, helping them craft a narrative that belonged in the universe he’d so lovingly curated.
Alan will be sorely missed and fondly remembered.
Definitely not as famous as the other chaps here, but Alan Bligh's been one of the main cogs in Games Workshop's stable, and still was up until his death. He's been massively responsible for a lot of good stuff for the Horus Heresy series, both in concert with authors for novels and the Warhammer 40,000 spinoff tabletop game.
Losing him right now, with Warhammer 40,000's 8th edition on the doorstep and the Horus Heresy game being stronger than ever, is a big blow I think. RIP, Alan. I'm sad I never got to have a chat with you at Bugman's... Should've gone to the Horus Heresy Weekender after all. Regret's overflowing.
@Deftones did so well with his coupon shenanigans, I am actually jealous of his pizza-triumph.