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martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Nov 2019 10:19 a.m. PST

Rob Roriston died recently (aged 56; cancer). I attended his service today (5th November 2019).
Rob was a key member of the RFCM team here at Peter Pig.
Rob took RFCM games to shows in Germany, Belgium, USA, UK etc. during the last 35 years.
Rob worked on such classic titles as Hammerin' Iron, PBI and AK47.
Rob had visited over 180 Historic battlefields sites, been an ECW re-enactor as well as a regular player at three clubs in the Dorset area.
His painting was awful though!

We will miss him very much.


Personal logo Tacitus Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2019 10:54 a.m. PST

Looks like he painted a decent picture of life, though. RIP

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Nov 2019 11:05 a.m. PST


Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2019 11:17 a.m. PST

Please extend my condolences to his family and friends. He passed too young for a good man. RIP

Choctaw05 Nov 2019 11:36 a.m. PST

What a great life to have led. RIP.

martin goddard Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Nov 2019 12:05 p.m. PST

Thank you for the responses gents.

Fat Wally05 Nov 2019 1:30 p.m. PST

Ruddy hell. RIP Rob. 😔

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2019 4:02 p.m. PST

Another sad loss of a friend I never knew. Rest In Peace.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2019 7:00 p.m. PST

Condolences – thoughts and prayers to friends and family

ninthdoc05 Nov 2019 7:22 p.m. PST

Though I didn't know him, it would not be the first time that I've extended condolences for someone whom I never met or, at times, met while living. It's always a great honor to be that someone who knew the person who passed would ask me or a group of like-minded compatriots such as those on this forum to celebrate the life of a friend. If I had a beer here in cyberspace, I'd offer it up.

I'm sorry for your loss.

Bob the Temple Builder06 Nov 2019 1:55 a.m. PST

That is a shock! He was always such a great guy to meet and game with, as well as being a gifted designer.

Please pass on my condolences to his family.

Trebian Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Nov 2019 2:50 a.m. PST

"+1 Player's name is Rob". Immortalised in one of the best rules sets ever.

Condolences to you, the RFCM team, and most importantly his family.

That is way too young. It is a reminder to us all, – play the game now, go on the holiday now, see your friends now. Don't leave it to never.

Yesthatphil06 Nov 2019 3:20 a.m. PST

Shock! Such a nice guy. Always played the game with an easy affable manner and had endless patience while explaining things (even to the most difficult of learners) …

Please give mt best to his family. This must be quite a tough one, Martin. Thanks for letting us all know. I'm out of words now.


Normal Guy Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2019 10:12 a.m. PST

Never knew the gentleman either, but certainly extend my condolences to his family. Sounds like a kindred spirit who will be missed.

HistoryWargaming09 Nov 2019 1:26 p.m. PST

I always enjoyed meeting him and enjoyed gaming with him. He was always patient with the less able wargamers (i.e. me). Gentle sense of humour and fun. I wish I had known him better. I will arrange a game of AK47 in his memory at my local club. More to say, but I do not have the words.

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