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I met Bruce the first time at GRENADIER in 2001 (it was my very first tournament). He was totally into his Budapest project and we talked a lot about it. We were matched against each other in round 4 and had a good time. Some years later he contacted me and i did some Budapest research for him here in Germany (a story worth telling with a beer or two). Then again i met Bruce at ASLOK, i think it was 2013.
Sad to hear about his passing...
 

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I never met him but heard his name a bit back in the day.

Rest in Peace
 

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I didn't post about Fish here as I assumed most people were aware of his passing. Still in my thoughts every day and I am very grateful for the time I was able to spend with him. A remarkable gamer and a great guy. Not without his flaws but who of us doesn't have our flaws, major or minor?
I'm glad to have met him. We had some great chats at ASLOk. I wish we had the chance to play. I enjoyed his guitar playing at ASLOk.

Jim
 

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I'm glad to have met him. We had some great chats at ASLOk. I wish we had the chance to play. I enjoyed his guitar playing at ASLOk.

Jim
At my house he usually only played harmonica. Guitar and bugle a few times.

Glad you got to meet and talk to him!
 

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I only got to know Fish at the last few ASLOKs before he passed. He took an interest in our Saturday Night Guitar Jam and started bringing his guitar and harmonica. He and I would be the last ones jamming after all the other guys went to bed. We would stroll around the game hall at 3am and he would serenade people. I wish I had written down the words to his ASLOK song. It was so funny. Awesome.
Fish changed to words to "Love Potion #9". i dont remember the words ,but i remember the last line. ..."i needed a 7 but rolled a 9.
 

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Curtis Brooks - Rest in peace.

It is with a heavy heart I share that Curtis Brooks passed away on Thursday, July 11 after a very short battle with cancer. I reached out to him a week ago to see how he was doing, but didn't get a response. I received a text from his family this morning.

We had a game in flight mid-June, but he wasn’t feeling well and we postponed our game to the following week. He called me a few days later to tell me it was cancer. He decided to forgo chemo from the start.

I will miss my ASL pal. We played regularly over the past couple years until he moved from Wisconsin to take a pastoral call in Omaha. He needed a break in order to get settled in his new role and home. After roughly a year we reconnected and started playing again. Unfortunately, it is a game we will never complete this side of heaven.

I am sure a number of you knew and played Curtis. He was a true ASL sportsman, kind-hearted, positive, easy going… I could go on. I’ll miss Curtis, but I have many fond memories of gaming goodness and conversations about life. Rest in peace, friend.
 
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Curtis Brooks - Rest in peace.

It is with a heavy heart I share that Curtis Brooks passed away on Thursday, July 11 after a very short battle with cancer. I received a text from his family this morning.

We had a game in flight mid-June, but he wasn’t feeling well and we postponed our game to the following week. He called me a few days later to tell me it was cancer. He decided to forgo chemo from the start.

I will miss my ASL pal. We played regularly over the past couple years until he moved from Wisconsin to take a pastoral call in Omaha. He needed break in order to get settled in his new role and home. After roughly a year we reconnected and started playing again. Unfortunately, it is a game we will never complete this side of heaven.

I am sure a number of you knew and played Curtis. He was a true ASL sportsman, kind-hearted, positive, easy going… I could go on. I’ll miss Curtis, but I have many fond memories of gaming goodness and conversations about life. Rest in peace, friend.
Curtis was one of the very first people I met when taking up the game seriously in 2013. Being a fellow Wisconsinite, we met for lunch when he was at a woodworking convention in a nearby city. He graciously offered me many of his past tournament scenario packs to expand my inventory, as well as duplicate boards he had acquired over the years. We played many PBEM games together, and he was a great opponent. Both in his knowledge of the game, and in his sportsmanship. He will be missed, and may he rest in peace.
 

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Curtis was one of the very first people I met when taking up the game seriously in 2013. Being a fellow Wisconsinite, we met for lunch when he was at a woodworking convention in a nearby city. He graciously offered me many of his past tournament scenario packs to expand my inventory, as well as duplicate boards he had acquired over the years. We played many PBEM games together, and he was a great opponent. Both in his knowledge of the game, and in his sportsmanship. He will be missed, and may he rest in peace.
RIP Curtiss, an old Dispatches subscriber who was most pleasant whenever I got contacted by him. Sad to hear and rest in peace.
 
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