June 19, 2021: Andrew Hackard
Andrew Hackard, our Munchkin Czar, also known as the Red Pen of Doom, died June 17 of a brain tumor. He knew more than six months ago that it was terminal, but he stayed at his desk as long as he could, making more games for us all.
Andrew was with SJ Games for more than 20 years. He was one of the smartest, funniest, nicest people that I have ever known. He loved movies, comics, and all kinds of geek culture. Just to keep in balance, he was also a faithful orange-blooded fan of UT football. He was always up for a game or a playtest. He loved puns and wordplay but combined that with a precise and critical mind – which made him ideal for Munchkin.
John Kovalic called him "ridiculously talented – his mind seemed to operate on another level entirely. Faster and funnier, but also kinder."
I'm lucky to have had Andrew's help all these years, and proud to have been his friend.
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