Saturday, 29 February 2020

The end

This will unfortunately be my last blog post. I am critically ill in a hospice and I do not know how much time I have left to live. I have thooughly enjoyed working on my 2 blogs and I am sorry they must come to an end. Thank you to everyone who left comments and supported me so much. Your support inspired me to produce the best blog possible. Thank you one and all. Vampifan out.
Remember the number one rule of gaming - Have fun.
I did.

58 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear this. Your legacy, the site and its contents, will stand testament to your hobby life and the quality of your work

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  2. Gutted Bryan. Have thoroughly enjoyed swapping articles, miniatures, gifts, comments and hobbying tips with you over the years. You were one of my own blogs first supporters and set the standard for so many others I'm so sorry all your enthusiasm has come to such an abrupt and definite end my friend.

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  3. Shit Bryan, this is terrible news, I'm so sorry to hear it, you have been an inspiration to many but me especially, I doubt I would have re-started wargaming if I hadn't come across your blog and read your amazing game reports, but I hope you already know that.
    I've been thinking of you over the last few weeks wondering how soon you would be back and I'm so sad that maybe you won't be. Probably not half as sad as you I suspect.
    Thanks for taking the time to let us know how things stand, I shall miss you a lot.
    Take care as best you can.
    Au revoir and bon voyage.
    John

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  4. Thank you Bryan for all of these years. Truly sorry to see you go.

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  5. Hi Bryan, thank you for all the posts over the years. It's your fault that I'm into zombie gaming, ATZ, Rhiannon Frater books and spending way too much money on Kickstarters. I suspect that you have made a large number of people very happy over the years, you have inspired me. You will be missed. Phil

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  6. I’m so sorry to hear this, I’ve always read your blogs for such a long time. You got me really into Zombicide and all sorts of other games. You inspired me to be better at the games I love. You will be missed.

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  7. I'm so sorry, too. I have been enjoying your blog for a good while now, and as others said, it can still stand here as a sort of monument/memorial to you. I don't know what else to say, except maybe to say that I hope whatever time you have left is not too painful and that you still find some joy day to day.

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  8. Thank you for sharing your hobby with me, us, and helping to show that we all have the same great passion for our games. Will miss the posts and your presence on the web. Peace.

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  9. No words Bryan, I'm just stunned... wish you all the best, your enthusiasm for this hobby will be greatly missed.

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  10. It saddened by this news. Thank you for sharing your stories on your blog over the years Bryan. They inspired me, and put a bug in my ear about the preeminent value of gaming as a medium for creative writing and imaginings. I'm putting together a solo narrative Dredd campaign with Warlord's recent rule set influenced by your own reports. Be assured there is a place for Judge Scott in the sector.

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  11. What can I say Bryan, only that you will be missed but not forgotten, your wonderful work on your two blogs have giving a lot of enjoyment to a lot of people over the years & will continue to do so for those yet to come across them.

    N&D salutes your great contribution to the hobby.

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  12. Such devastating news Bryan, you have been a constant presence in the blogging world, showing us all what can be achieved with consistency and a determination to have fun. I am lost for words.

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  13. Bryan, this such devastating news, you are and always have been one the very finest people it has been my luck to come across via the internet, your blogs and indeed yourself will be truly missed, you are a true gentleman and I wish you the very best.

    Roger.

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  14. Bryan. Your blogs and enthusiasm for the hobby (and dvds) have been a real pleasure to share. Thank you. (I still haven't got to watch the Gwendoline film you mentioned over on your WOIN blog a few years back - I'll make sure to hunt a copy down)
    Roy Williamson (Col. Bill's old blog)

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  15. So sorry to hear this Bryan, I hope that you actually make a full recovery and this is just a blip.
    It was my absolute pleasure to meet you and your mum when I came up and visited, I had a great time and enjoyed our gaming immensely.
    If this is the end go in peace my friend, you will be missed !

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  16. I am sorry for you.
    But I hope and pray you make a recovery.
    And if this is your time, know this:
    One day my time will come too and when I have crossed the rainbow bridge I will look for you on the other side.
    I hear the gaming library in heaven is well stocked and I hope we can have a game or two.
    So keep your dice ready.

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  17. I’m sorry to hear this, the internet won’t be the same without you.

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  18. Words are insufficient. You have been a veritable institution and will be greatly missed.

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  19. Enjoyed all your geekery over the years and especially your love of Vampirella. Hope your with family and friends and the rest of us will never forget your passion for the hobby.

    Farewell

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  20. Very sad news indeed, my old friend.

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  21. Bryan, Joe has let me know of your post, as I have not been following the blogs for years now. I would have written you an e-mail, but I hope commenting here has a better chance of my thoughts reaching you.

    I am very sorry to hear the sad news and hope you are treated well and doing the best, situation permitting.

    I wanted to thank you one more time for all the times you have shown me hospitality in the past. Your kindness impacted my life more than I could imagine at the time. I am really grateful, thank you for that.

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  22. I'm sorry to hear this. I hope you are comfortable. Thank you for your blogs, which I have enjoyed immensely over the years. You will be remembered.

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  23. After 15+ years away from gaming that killed the fun, your blog brought me back, introduced different games and approaches, got me sculpting and showed some great, old, miniatures the likes of which will probably never be made again. I'm truly grateful for what you've made. Thank you.

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  24. Bryan thank you so much for the huge influence you have had on my own gaming and indeed my blog. By far the best zompoc campaign I read ever was your ATZ campaign and it has been the standard I aspired to. Thank you also for the gifts you sent my way, they were very much appreciated and very thoughtful. Thanks for being my online gaming buddy I only wish I had faced you across the tabletop at some point.

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    1. I also hope you don't mind but there will definitely be a new character roaming around the post apoc wastelands of Thanet - a tough geordie, maybe?

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  25. Like others have said, you've been an inspiration, an author, and an artist. I wish you comfort and peace during this time of your life.

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  26. Brian, congratulations for a live well lived, and for the priceless moments you've shared with others along the way!

    Wherever you're going to, be sure that your "old pardner" Dinohunterpoa (Edu) will be already there to receive you with open arms and to share some very nice moments in miniature gaming!

    Have fun!

    Aline (Edu's GF/widow)

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  27. So sorry to hear this terrible news. But all your gaming will live on!

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  28. Be at peace and know that you and your site have brought pleasure to many including myself.

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  29. Thank you for all your posts, Bryan, I love your blog and got into ATZ gaming thanks to you. I hope you are feeling as good as you can possibly be. Thank you so much and please take care X Peyma

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  30. Thank you for all this blog Brian. A french blogger who know ATZ by you.

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  31. I'm truly sorry to hear this. Change comes to all of us in time, but it's still not comfortable when it happens. Your memory and legacy will live on.

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  32. I am so sorry to hear this man, I hope you are at peace and comfortable, thank you for making this a great corner of the internet.

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  33. I'm sorry I have arrived too late. I was hoping to reconnect with you as part of the ol gang since my absence. I can still recall, and won't forget our interactions via your friendly sincere text conversations with me. Your two blogs speak for themselves through their sheer volume and informative content and it was an absolute pleasure having you as an internet friend.

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  34. Sorry to read this. I always was around here, reading this and that. Please, accept this words as a friendship ask, ok?

    Yours, Mauther Papermau

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  35. Thanks for your blog Bryan and the back and forth comments. Your WOIN posts were especially appreciated!

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  36. I am very sorry, this is terrible news. Thank you for all those great ATZ inspiration you gave to us.

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  37. From Russia, i wish you long life.

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  38. So long, man... and thanks for all the fish! See you on the dark side of the moon! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-DvI9Ljeg4

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  39. I am stunned.

    Your blog posts were always fun and very inspirational.Much appreciated.

    Go easy Brother.

    Mr. Clean

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  41. I totally missed this. Your work here was so inspiring. Go in peace.

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  42. OMG I missed this.

    Bryan, I am so sorry to hear this, I hope your next adventure is a great one.

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  43. I am devastated my friend. Thank you for all the correspondence and mini trading. It was a great time. So sad to see you go, my friend.

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  44. Oh, men... Very sad. I spent countless hours on your blog. You are the one who gave me the hunger for gaming with miniatures, but above all you were my primary source of motivation for making my own personal game. I really discovered a lot throw your experience.
    I don't really know where you are now, but I hope you are laughing, rolling dice and move minis.

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  45. Terribly sorry to hear this, and sorry to hear of it so late. Your presence will be missed online. Your blog was wonderful, and I hope that you are being well cared for.

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  49. To Sakukrub and Brandon:

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    We dont want you here. We are here for Vampifan and not for your stupid spam.
    I hope that there will be a karmic balance for your Actions that will bite you where it really hurts.

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  53. I'm so sorry. Take care wherever you are old buddy.

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  54. I tried to leave a message here for some days now, but wasn‘t able to login. To quote myself from the twohourwargames forum:
    Ten years ago zombie batreps published by Vampifan and LTL Dad made me start my own blog. I still have very fond memories of the time we were visiting each other's blogs (including those of many more bloggers), following zombie campaigns, leaving comments etc.
    Keeping up a blog is hard work and I managed to do this for a few months before fading away. Bryan kept his blog running for many, many years; he was so dedicated to the hobby, always helpful and ready to leave some kind words for fellow gamers, that his absence will be noticed in the blogosphere.

    Thank you very, very much. May you and Vampirella rule the night for all eternity, Bryan!

    Whiteface / Oliver

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  55. Okay, man. There are few things I regret in my life. There was a sweet looking brunette who had a crush on me when I was about 16,17. I regret I had no courage to press the issue a bit and I missed on that one. One thing I regret I've never met you and we never became friend. I mean, you are my friend, the hours I spent enjoying your blogs are priceless, but you know what I mean...To enjoy a pint or a few and push the lead around. I don't know if you are still around but you have a lot of love from this guy. My name is Slaven. I am originally from Croatia, but in Toronto for last almost 30 years.

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