Rick Loomis passed on Friday, August 23, 2019.
Rick was the co-founder of Flying Buffalo. He was the publisher of Tunnels & Trolls which was the first "rules-light" fantasy RPG on the market. He also published other board and role-playing games and aids, such as the great Citybook series and the awesome Grimtooth's Traps series. As if that wasn't enough, he is also credited with inventing the "choose your own adventure" type of solo game.
He was true pioneer and powerhouse in the industry.
Rick was also a Viet-Nam era veteran of the Unites States Army.
I only met Rick once, at the Flying Buffalo booth at GenCon in the early 2000's. He was very nice to me. On a personal note, my only professional writing credit is in a Flying Buffalo product.