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Karl Gallagher
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Reposted from the company's FB feed:

Sean Sweigart 1968 - 2016

It is with great sadness, we have to announce our friend and colleague Sean Sweigart passed away over the holidays, due to complications following surgery.

Sean worked at Gale Force Nine for thirteen years. He was instrumental in designing Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery, Firefly: The Game, Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem, Homeland, WWE Superstar Showdown, Family Guy: Stewie’s Sexy Party Game, Star Trek: Ascendancy, and beyond.

Sean spent his life immersed in Science Fiction and Fantasy worlds. In the early 1990s he founded his own game store, Omnidon’s, in Hummelstown, PA. Before joining GF9, Sean worked with Games Workshop for four years, where he manned the Battlewagon and ran the Maryland Battle Bunker.

Sean always sought new challenges. He relished innovating and creating. Sean wanted to make thematic games that told stories, games in which people could immerse themselves. He succeeded, and was rightly proud of his work.

Sean was a close friend to those around him, passionate about games (among many other things!) and his presence will be sorely missed.

A memorial fund is in place for his daughter, Alyssa. If you’d like to contribute, please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/seansweigart
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Thanks for this. I'm absolutely stunned. How terribly sad. And I wonder what the future development history of Firefly and Star Trek Ascendancy will be now...it seems that he designed all of GF9s games!
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Sad news indeed.
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Gerald Bocook
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Well, I was planning on buying Blue Sun when I got paid next week, but I think I might instead donating that to the GoFundMe.
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Mike
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Gone too soon from this world. A sad day indeed.
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Chris Laudermilk
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Well that sucks. My condolences to his family. soblue
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Hahn Arama
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I had a guide, a Bedouin man, who called me 'Abu el Banat'. And whenever we'd meet another Bedouin, he'd introduce me as Abu el Banat. And the Bedouin would laugh and laugh and offer me a Pint of beer. (cont below)
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And I'd go to pay them for the beer and they wouldn't let me. "Abu el Banat" means "father of daughters." They thought the beer was the least they could do.
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What a KICK in the nut sack!

He wasn't my BFF but he was always so friendly at Gen Con. Hell last year he ran my 4 hour Ascendancy game on Saturday. It was a thrill to hear him tell on the back stories on how his team researched and evolved Star Trek: Ascendancy

When he taught us Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery years ago he was so passionate and into the game. This was a guy who LOVED his job.

Damn shame

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My heartfelt condolences. I of course did not have the opportunity to meet Sean, but it would appear that we shared the same birth year and hobby interests. He passed at far too young an age.

 
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