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    Journeyman Greytalker

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    Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:09 am  
    Jason Zavoda RIP

    Sadly, it seems our Jason Zavoda has passed away:

    Grandmaster Greytalker

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    From: Tennessee, between Ft. Campbell & APSU

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    Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:11 am  
    Re: Jason Zavoda RIP

    kwint wrote:

    -I guess that's him. Sad. I didn't know about his work with disabled vets.
    Adept Greytalker

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    Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:53 am  

    His last post was a week and a half ago.
    Adept Greytalker

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    Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:14 am  

    Very sad indeed.
    Apprentice Greytalker

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    Thu Dec 30, 2021 11:45 am  
    RIP Jason

    I'm so very sorry to hear of Jason's passing.
    He was the first person in the Greyhawk community that I connected with, and if it was not for his support, his advice, and guidance, I doubt that my blog would have lasted as long as it has.
    Jason could be cross and irascible, but it was only because he was passionate about Greyhawk's Gygaxian roots. He truly wanted everyone to make Greyhawk their own, and believed too much "lore" would detract from their own creativity.
    That adherence to the Folio, and only the Folio showed: He was a most prolific writer, and unbelievably imaginative; it shows in his posts, both here and on his blog: Hall of the Mountain King.
    His greatest gift to us was his index though. It's a godsend to any and all who want to research any subject concerning the setting.
    RIP, my friend. I will miss you terribly.
    Apprentice Greytalker

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    Thu Dec 30, 2021 3:43 pm  

    My condolences to all who knew him well.
    Forum Moderator

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    Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:40 pm  

    Jason was a huge presence in our community and he will be dearly missed. Gratefully his prolific works will live on and inspire others to continue exploring all things Gygax and Greyhawk, just the way JZ would want.
    Apprentice Greytalker

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    Fri Dec 31, 2021 1:33 pm  

    So sorry to hear that. His saga of Nosnra was outstanding. I really appreciated all the work he put into his Greyhawk material. RIP.
    Black Hand of Oblivion

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    Fri Dec 31, 2021 9:16 pm  

    I found out about Jason's passing a few days ago. Found I was having trouble finding the words. Very nice obituary. Such a loss for the community, but we can take solace in knowing that we are spoiled in that Jason was so prolific, and that Jason certainly knew his work was appreciated. Seems I found a few words after all.

    Rest in peace, Jason, and always bring a 10' pole with a kobold tied to the end of it into Gary's dungeons.
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    Sun Jan 02, 2022 7:18 pm  

    He was both a good man and a good friend. We shared much in common. I will miss our conversations. My faith is that he is now in a better place. Fare well, my friend. May your adventures continue.
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    Sun Jan 02, 2022 9:05 pm  


    I didn't know Jason Zavoda well at all, but I could see how much he impacted GH fandom. And I'll remember him whenever I use his index.
    Apprentice Greytalker

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    Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:08 pm  

    My condolences to all the knew him.
    Apprentice Greytalker

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    Wed Jan 05, 2022 6:33 pm  

    Such sad news. He will be missed.
    Apprentice Greytalker

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    Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:49 am  

    Jason provided many valuable contributions to Greyhawk and the online community. My thoughts are with his family and friends. RIP Jason.
    CF Admin

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    Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:19 pm  

    Paul Stormberg and I are starting to work on a permanent resource/compilation for Jason's many Greyhawk contributions, and I'm hopeful that we'll find a good home for it on GreyhawkOnline.

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    Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:06 am  

    Terribly saddened to hear this. - I know this thread is older, already, but really want to express my condolences, to Jason's family, and to all who called him friend.

    That it was even possible for a kid from over the pond like me, twenty years ago, to get into Greyhawk the way I did was in considerable part due to the knowledge and the resources Jason provided for the community. Hadn't seen him in around for a couple of years - at least five, or something - and honestly didn't know he was still active. Glad he was because this now gives me some cool stuff to read up on.

    Take care, folks. Oh, the humanity. - Next time I roll the dice with my players, we'll have a good ale in Jason's honor.
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    Sun Jan 16, 2022 1:28 pm  

    A tremendous loss to the community.

    Reading through his NPC thread, it's evident that he possessed an endless well of rich imagination. He'll be deeply missed.

    RIP, Jason. Sad
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