Harald Bilz (January 25, 1959 - August 29, 2016) was a game designer, game publisher, and gaming visionary who was the founder of Heidelberger Spieleverlag, a company that publishes the German versions of games for companies like Fantasy Flight Games, Iello, and Plaid Hat Games.
"...long-standing business partner, Harald Bilz of Heidelberger. ... With his passing, the gaming industry has lost one of its hidden giants, one always on the look-out for and ready to champion games that brought a new approach to play. Harald helped a great number of game companies and game designers get their start in Germany." -- Christian T. Petersen, CEO of Fantasy Flight Games
Co-owner of the German publishing company Heidelberger Spieleverlag.