GoFundMe drive to help Rick Loomis, founder of Flying Buffalo

Rick was smitten (smoted?) with cancer and even though he is an army veteran, the bills have piled up to over $20,000 and he needs help.

Flying Buffalo is one of the oldest game companies in continuous existence, producing Tunnels & Trolls and all of its spin-off solo dungeons, Nuclear War and its two sequels, the recently republished Mercenaries, Spies, and Private Eyes, Death Dice, and just so much good stuff.  He is one of the founders of the Game Manufacturers Association and served as their President for an insane number of years.  He was an icon at a crazy number of conventions, frequently on the road throughout the spring and summer more than he was at home!

I am proud to have worked at Flying Buffalo, Rick asked me if I wanted a job when he saw me programming away on my TRS-80 Model 100, probably either doing some coding in BASIC or writing a paper for my psych class – the school that I was attending was only about 5 miles away.  And that was my first IT job!

It was also my introduction into learning that gaming is so much more, and ultimately led me to getting in to game design, which really opens your mind in to doing so much more.

The GoFundMe is seeking $20,000 to help Rick and his sisters with his bills.  It started a day ago and is already over 75% of the way there!  The outpouring of love for Rick and Buffalo has been truly amazing.  Even five or ten bucks would be appreciated.  You don’t need an account on GoFundMe, but you do need a credit or debit card.

GoFundMe Campaign Link

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