Author Topic: John Tiller Passed Away  (Read 1640 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline GibbyG

  • Equites
  • ***
  • Posts: 137
John Tiller Passed Away
« on: April 28, 2021, 02:57:36 PM »

Offline Jarhead0331

  • Judge Advocate General
  • Administrator
  • Arquebusier
  • *
  • Posts: 15100
  • Global Moderator, General Counsel, Heavy Weapons
Re: John Tiller Passed Away
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2021, 03:00:32 PM »
What!? No!  :'(
Grogheads Uber Alles
Semper Grog
"No beast is more alpha than JH." Gusington, 10/23/18


Offline Jarhead0331

  • Judge Advocate General
  • Administrator
  • Arquebusier
  • *
  • Posts: 15100
  • Global Moderator, General Counsel, Heavy Weapons
Re: John Tiller Passed Away
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2021, 03:17:39 PM »
Grogheads Uber Alles
Semper Grog
"No beast is more alpha than JH." Gusington, 10/23/18


Online al_infierno

  • Man-at-Arms
  • *****
  • Posts: 1757
  • Giudecca in the hell of unknowing
Re: John Tiller Passed Away
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2021, 03:22:41 PM »
Rest in peace to a wargaming legend. 
It makes no difference what men think of war, said the judge.  War endures.  As well ask men what they think of stone.  War was always here.  Before man was, war waited for him.  The ultimate trade awaiting its ultimate practitioner.  That is the way it was and will be.  That way and not some other way.
- Cormac McCarthy, Blood Meridian


If they made nothing but WWII games, I'd be perfectly content.  Hypothetical matchups from alternate history 1980s, asymmetrical US-bashes-some-3rd world guerillas, or minor wars between Upper Bumblescum and outer Kaboomistan hold no appeal for me.
- Silent Disapproval Robot


I guess it's sort of nice that the word "tactical" seems to refer to some kind of seriousness during your moments of mental clarity.
- MengJiao

Offline Zulu1966

  • Viking
  • ****
  • Posts: 910
Re: John Tiller Passed Away
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2021, 03:46:33 PM »
Rest in peace to a wargaming legend.

Oh man. No. Got all his games. Jeez don't know what to say.
"you are the rule maker, the dictator, the mini- Stalin, Mao, Hitler, the emperor, generalissimo, the MAN. You may talk the talk and appear to be quite easy going to foster popularity, but to the MAN I say F*CK YOU." And Steve G is F******g rude ? Just another day on the BF forum ... one demented idiots reaction to BF disagreeing about the thickness of the armour on a Tiger II turret mantlet.

Offline Grim.Reaper

  • Crossbowman
  • *
  • Posts: 7169
Re: John Tiller Passed Away
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2021, 04:00:59 PM »
Ugh....sad news.  RIP.

Offline Geezer

  • Viking
  • ****
  • Posts: 535
Re: John Tiller Passed Away
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2021, 04:13:36 PM »
So sad to read this.
We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.  George Bernard Shaw

Offline steve58

  • Landsknecht
  • *******
  • Posts: 4392
Re: John Tiller Passed Away
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2021, 04:37:55 PM »
:( :( :(  So sad to hear.  My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.  I used to live in Suwanee.  Wish I'd know I was that close to wargaming greatness.  RIP MR Tiller.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.   Thomas Jefferson

During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.   George Orwell

If you ever find yourself in need of a safe space then you’re probably going to have to stop calling yourself a social justice warrior. You cannot be a warrior and a pansy at the same time.   Mike Adams (RIP Mike)

Offline MengJiao

  • Landsknecht
  • *******
  • Posts: 4399
Re: John Tiller Passed Away
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2021, 05:10:32 PM »
So sad to read this.

  Quite a shock.  I'm sad about it.

Offline Gusington

  • The Jewish Missile
  • Global Moderator
  • Tercio
  • *****
  • Posts: 46768
  • You must be at most 'this tall' to ride the Gus.
Re: John Tiller Passed Away
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2021, 05:12:15 PM »
RIP
"I'm not even dead and I'm rolling over in my grave."

- Toonces

Offline nobodyjune61944

  • Velites
  • **
  • Posts: 31
Re: John Tiller Passed Away
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2021, 06:25:58 PM »
RIP John.  May God have mercy on your soul.

Offline Staggerwing

  • Blunderbuster
  • ****
  • Posts: 20918
  • "Today your love... tomorrow the World!"
Re: John Tiller Passed Away
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2021, 08:22:57 PM »
RIP John.

Everybody, load up a Tiller game and toggle that fire / move button out of respect.
Vituđ ér enn - eđa hvat?  -Voluspa

Nothing really rocks and nothing really rolls and nothing's ever worth the cost...

"Don't you look at me that way..." -the Abyss
 
'When searching for a meaningful embrace, sometimes my self respect took second place' -Iggy Pop, Cry for Love

... this will go down on your permanent record... -the Violent Femmes, 'Kiss Off'-

"I'm not just anyone, I'm not just anyone-
I got my time machine, got my 'electronic dream!"
-Sonic Reducer, -Dead Boys

Offline Hot lead and dirty talk!

  • Equites
  • ***
  • Posts: 104
Re: John Tiller Passed Away
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2021, 08:23:42 PM »
RIP
Jesus saves! But Gretzky scores on the rebound!

Offline reapagan

  • Velites
  • **
  • Posts: 37
Re: John Tiller Passed Away
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2021, 08:52:08 PM »
Still in shock, way too young...

Offline GaryMc

  • Velites
  • **
  • Posts: 48
Re: John Tiller Passed Away
« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2021, 08:53:34 PM »
My first introduction to John was at Tiller-Con II. I think Rich Hamilton had introduced us in brief earlier on, but the "real" first introduction was when he had to tell me to pipe down at one point. (He was doing a presentation and I was on the other side of the room with other games. Yes, I have a voice like a bullhorn.)
John was always a joy to work with. We didn't have a great deal of direct contact (outside of TC2 and 3), but it was always fantastic. He always listened (even if he didn't agree) and I think it shows. I do remember the kind words he had about working with me after Midway, which has stuck with me to this day.
John will certainly missed. A true gentlemen in every good sense of the term.
« Last Edit: April 29, 2021, 06:53:45 AM by GaryMc »