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Old December 12th, 2015, 09:41 AM
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I met Don in person at Winter War. And although we didn't talk for long, he seemed like a great guy. I wish I got to know him better.
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Old December 12th, 2015, 11:28 AM
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I saw Marc's posting that Don had passed.

I didn't know Don by name, although I have read some of his posts. I have read many things he has touched and taken considerable joy and inspiration from them.

Ultimately, that's a small but important measure of our lives; Do we leave the world a better place than when we arrived?

I'd say in Don's case, as viewed from the lens of our community, the answer is yes.

My condolences to his family and friends on their loss. It is the final exclamation point at the end of our human story when we pass beyond.

May your eternal journey be one of discovery, Don. And thank you for your earnest and honest contributions to our community.

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Old December 12th, 2015, 12:34 PM
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RIP Don.
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Old December 12th, 2015, 12:51 PM
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the universe just got a bit darker when that bright star went out.

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Don McKinney was a good man. His keen mind will be greatly missed. My condolences go out to his family on this.
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My condolences to his family and friends, and the entire Traveller community.
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Many years ago, a friend and cogamer of mine said that maybe life is just a RPG and when we die we just roll for a new character...

It would be nice to think Don is just begining CharGen again (unless he's arguing with Hans about the rules to be used and the errata to be applied ).

Hope they meet each other in the afterlife and have a good Traveller session. They both will be missed there.
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Good-bye, old friend. You will be missed.
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Already missed.

He was a pain in the ass, but still, he's already missed.
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I posted this to Don's Facebook page, but want to repost it here:

"Thank you, Wil, for speaking for all those of us on COTI who considered Don a friend. He brought the breadth and depth of his Traveller knowledge to us in the way he produced his timelines, errata, and scholarly discussions on all the forums he frequented. I will miss him greatly.

To his wife and family, I echo Wil's personal condolences and prayers. If there is anything we can do, please let us know."
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