I am so incredibly sorry. My sincere condolences to all of his family and friends. I loved James.
I'm deeply sorry to hear this, all the best to you all.
My condolences for your loss. I greatly enjoyed his enthusiam for RPGs and how he highlighted the efforts of others.
James did a great service for the community and will be missed. May he +RIP and may you all receive comfort in this difficult time.
I am very sorry to hear this. James shared his enthusiasm for gaming with the greater gamer community, always with a positive attitude, and for that I am thankful. May he find peace and contentment in the Great Beyond. I hope you find greater meaning in your lives for having known him far better than most.
So very sorry. : (
My condolences to you and your family. James was a super guy and will be missed.
My condolences to the family. He will be missed
Tragic. James was a great person. My sincere condolences.
If you consider setting up a go fund me page for helping towards funeral expenses I know I would contribute as I am sure others would. James was very well liked
He will be missed by many. :C He was such an awesome guy.
My condolences to you and your family.
James was a great man who gave his time and energy bringing other people together. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
Safe travels, James, and good thoughts to your family. I recently discovered this blog and greatly appreciated his dedication to the community. thank you.
Ware are all thinking of you in this time. We appreciate you taking the time to post this.
It's a crime. James was a dedicated person. I also can't believe he lived in Montevallo, I went to school there.
My condolences. I really appreciated James and his work in the gaming community. He will be deeply missed.
Reading these comments is heartwarming to his family. You never know the impact someone has on others. Thank you. -Cherry (sister)
My heartfelt condolences go out to his whole family. I hope everyone finds peace and solace in this difficult time. James was a pillar of the gaming community. Hearing of his passing is tremendously sad. I am so sorry for your loss. It is incredibly poignant that his family took time in their grief to inform the friends his creativity and kindness cultivated around the world. If truth is told, the first time I made it into his weekly news briefs - one of the most valuable contributions anyone has made to our hobby - I showed my wife with incredible astonishment and joy. His dedication and the sense of community and kinship he inspired really touched me (and clearly others). May he always be remembered for his imagination and ready friendship.
I've been following the blog for awhile, just for the reviews/postings. I'm really sorry for your loss.
Truly, my heart is touched by all these kind words. James and I met playing D&D and he has taught our son, Brisco, the love of gaming. Though our marriage wasn't meant to be, our friendship carried on throughout the years. I'm so happy to see that so many people "got" him and share his love of gaming. We often talked about gaming and his blog. I know that he enjoyed it and had hoped to make a career out of it. I'm sure many of you will understand that I've been searching for a gaming/dice box to use as an urn. It seem fitting.Again, thank you all for the kind words. Please keep our son in your thoughts. He deeply misses his father.Thank you, Jillena (ex-wife, friend, & chaotic evil sorceress)
Thank you for taking the time to let this community know of James's passing. He was truly one of the nicest guys in the old school gaming community and he enjoyed discovering and promoting creators in this space. My heartfelt condolences to his family.
I am sorry for your loss. I really enjoyed his blog.
Our family's sincere's condolences & respects to your family during this tragic time. James was a light & scholar to all of us in both the table top rpg hobby & the OSR. We are all better to have known him & his writing. We all strive to be his kind & generous example in both our writing & life. We are deeply saddened today & our hearts go to your family during this difficult time. Thank you for sharing the news of James passing & his wisdom with us. All of our prayers are with you & your family. Thank you & Amen.
Traveling mercies to James. I am so sorry for your loss. I enjoyed James' blog, and will be keeping your family in my thoughts.
Condolences. I'll miss James - he was a key part of the community. My thoughts are with you
James, you will be missed.I can't imagine the sorrow of you in his family. For us who communicated online, and who read, discussed and gamed, James was a fine and respected writer and gamer. We will miss him a lot, and for you it must be even worse. You have my condolences and sympathies.
James was a kind soul, and someone who had done much for others while never standing in the limelight. He was, I think, universally respected among those who had known him - always kind and helpful, never mean or unkind. My condolences to the whole family. Rest in peace.
My condolences to James' family. He will be missed by many people.
My deepest sympathies to friends & family.
So very sorry to hear this, my condolences to his loved ones.
James was a wonderful person who shared his love for the hobby with the world by promoting every project that caught his eye, big or small, famous or unknown, first timer or grizzled veteran.James' work on his two blogs---The Underdark Gazette and the more-recent Dreams of Mythic Fantasy---were the lifeblood of old-school gaming awareness.My condolences to Jillena Smets, your son, and the rest of your family: James was such a wonderful positive person, which came through so clearly via online interaction with him, that in person he must have been a saint! He will be missed!Allan.
Sincere and heartfelt condolences. James will be missed by our community. Thanks so much for taking the time to communicate with us.
I am very sorry to hear this. My sympathies go out to James's family and friends.
So sorry. I enjoyed his blog and his enthusiasm came through in his writing.
I am so sorry. Please accept my condolences. I always enjoyed my online interactions with James and I thoroughly enjoyed reading his blog..
Dear family, I wish you strength and send you love. And James: may you roll natural 20s forever
My condolences to the family. James loved his hobby of tabletop roleplaying and we all benefited from his creativity. He will be missed.
My sincere condolences, may you all know strength and love. My few correspondences with James through the Internet showed me a kind, intelligent and sincere person with much imagination.
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your loss. He will be missed. May his memory be a blessing to all.
My condolences to his family and friends. James gave so much of himself to help other gamers online, through his blogs, google plus, and forums. His old news posts continue their usefulness even today, helping find some items I thought lost.
I am truly saddened to hear this. The family has my most heartfelt sympathies. James was a great guy, and he will be truly missed.
I am saddened by this news. We never met, but James was someone whose words I was aways gladdened to see.