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Requiescat en pace, Todd. Kerry, stay strong, and I hope the community was able to lift your spirits in the final weeks.
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Posted on Facebook:

From Pinnacle Entertainment Group:
"Our wonderful friend Todd Breitenstein, likely best known by most of you as the creator of Todd Breitenstein's Zombies, passed away yesterday. Pinnacle will be running a sale on our Savage Tale 'Zombie Run' tomorrow with all proceeds going to Todd's family.

"We'll have more information soon.

"You might also visit his company's page and check out their many products, including Zombies and their Deadlands board game here linked below."

LINK: http://www.twilightcreationsinc.com/en/index.html

(punctuation edits and BGG links implanted by me.)
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Oh man.
This is extremely sad, my condolences.

Through this thread, I have come to see Zombies!!! in a very different light: the show of community support here -even if it was just for a wry chuckle or two on a long and dark road- has elevated the game and turned it into a legacy with great emotional power much more deeply and lastingly than some numeric rating ever could.

Change it back, don't change it back, it doesn't matter much - from now on, Zombies!!! is the game to say "Cancer sucks!"

If that isn't more awesome than being #1, I don't know what is.
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My condolences, Kerry and family.


Footnote:
I lost my father to cancer, and my wife lost her dad to it as well, and now her mother has pancreatic cancer, with a very poor prognosis, so our family is well acquainted with this scourge. Hopefully someday we will beat it.
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KerryB wrote:
On March 24th, I lost my best friend – the one I laughed with, lived for and loved.

Todd passed away Sunday morning after a more than heroic fight against the most aggressive cancer that these doctors have ever seen. He is now at peace and no longer in pain. He will be terribly missed.

This community did a more than great job showing your support and bringing smiles to Todd's face. For this, I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

He was very proud of Zombies!!! It's not a game for everyone, but its a great game - one that was designed out of love for the genre and love for the industry. Hopefully, the game will stand the test of time and he will continue to touch people's lives.

A very sincere thank you for all of the well wishes, cards and support.

Kerry

I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my thoughts.
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Im so sorry Kerry. Our (my family) hearts go out to you, and you will be in our prayers as well. Im glad we could give him some smiles and encouragement through this.
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Sorry for your loss Kerry

RIP Todd

And thankyou both for Zombies!!!
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Kerry and family,

My deepest sympathies on your loss. I offer the following in the hopes that it may bring some measure of peace, however small, as it has done for my family over the years:

What is Dying, by Bishop Brent

A ship sails and I stand watching till she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says “She is gone”. Gone Where? Gone from my sight, that is all. She is just the same now as when last I saw her. Her diminished size and total loss from my sight is in me, not in her. And just at the moment when someone at my side says she is gone there are others who are watching her come over their horizon and other voices take up a glad shout “There she comes!” That is what dying is. A horizon and just the limit of our sight.

Lift us up, Oh Lord, that we may see further.
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Very sad news - Kerry, my thoughts and condolences go out to you and your family.

Thank you, Paul, for organizing the effort to raise awareness of Todd's situation. I thought the Zombies!!! campaign showed the BGG community at its best. I hope it raised a smile and gave Todd some comfort.
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Our group has been playing Zombies!!! since it was released, and greatly appreciated both Todd and Kerry's numerous answers on the forums to rules questions throughout the years.

I have been amazed by the outpouring of support by the BGG community in support of Kerry and Todd, and to Kerry I send my condolences on your loss, and my thanks for many, many hours of fun.
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My condolences to Kerry and the family and friends of Todd.

Cancer sucks.

Paul, thank you for leading this effort.
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My heartfelt condolences for you and your family's loss, Kerry.



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My "10" is there to stay.

Kerry, know that you are not alone in your grief. It's sad that it took a tragedy to give Todd the recognition he deserved on BGG. We often forget, regardless of our personal opinions of their games, that most game designers/publishers do this out of love and enthusiasm. Todd had those qualities in spades.

Peace.
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I feel the best way time to do this is on his birthday! Does anyone know when that is?
Just missed it.

March 3rd.
Bit of a double edged sword, that is. On the one side, we get the disappointment of missing the birthday this year, on the other we have planning time aplenty. I'm goint to go ahead and declare March 3, 2014 the first annual Todd Breitenstei Day. Anyone want to help me figure out what this looks like besides a bunch of gamers gathering together to play ZOMBIES!!!!
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My "10" is there to stay.

Kerry, know that you are not alone in your grief. It's sad that it took a tragedy to give Todd the recognition he deserved on BGG. We often forget, regardless of our personal opinions of their games, that most game designers/publishers do this out of love and enthusiasm. Todd had those qualities in spades.

Peace.
As is Mine.
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Just knowing that all this was able to bring a smile to Todd and Kerry during thier struggle makes it all the worth while and makes me proud to be a member of the BGG comunity.

My 10 will stay to show that the rating is not just about the game but about the person behind it.
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My condolences to Todd's Family!!!

REST IN PEACE TODD!!!
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I thought long and hard about this, and in the end decided that a man and his memory are in fact important. In the end it is only words in cyberspace, but my game comment, updated, will stand:

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Todd is gone, but his game remains.
This rating stands in testament to a great gamer and a good man.

Is Zombies!!! for you? Read the reviews posted here and decide for yourself.
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I'll add my condolences, too. I'm so sorry for your loss.
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