It is with an extremely heavy heart that I must announce the passing of a very old, and very dear friend - Allen Halden, familiar to some of you as 'RavenFeast'.
My focus on Anime and Manga related RPGs of late is due in a large part to Facebook conversations between he and I, and his sending me a package containing various Mekton items recently.
There is no way I can convey the magnitude of my sadness.
More than a fellow gamer, a fellow fan, and a friend, there were moments in my life when he was a teacher, and a brother. He was the kindest, wisest, and most generous example of humanity this world had to offer.
He was funny, clever, well-spoken, and good in the truest sense of the word. He laughed like a lion, hugged like a bear, and smiled like the sun.
This post is not nearly enough of a tribute, but at this moment it is all that I have to give.
I wish I believed in going on to 'a better place'. I can say only that this place is a lesser existence without him.