Ed Simbalist

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Edward E. Simbalist (5 September 1943 – 12 March 2005) was an Canadian game designer.

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Career

Edward E. Simbalist and Wilf K. Backhaus designed a role-playing game called Chevalier, which they brought to Gen Con IX in 1976 with hopes to sell it to TSR; after witnessing Gary Gygax berate a staff member, Simbalist decided not to approach Gygax about the game.[1] At the convention, they met Scott Bizar of Fantasy Games Unlimited, who was interested in the game and helped guide it to print over the next year as Chivalry & Sorcery, the first RPG from FGU.[1] In the late 1970s, Bizar contacted Simbalist and Phil McGregor to produce a science-fiction role-playing game, which was published in 1980 as Space Opera.[1] Simbalist continued supervising his two RPG lines until FGU became unable to release new products.[1]

He was Canadian and lived in Edmonton. He also was a teacher at Edith Rodgers junior high school.

Books written or co-authored by Edward E. Simbalist

  • Chevalier (1976), self-publisher
  • Chivalry & Sorcery (1977), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Bireme & Galley (Chivalry & Sorcery) (1978), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Chivalry & Sorcery Sourcebook (1978), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Destrier (Chivalry & Sorcery) (1978), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Swords & Sorcerers (Chivalry & Sorcery) (1978), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Arden (Chivalry & Sorcery) (1979), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Saurians (Chivalry & Sorcery) (1979), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Space Opera (1980), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Chivalry & Sorcery Sourcebook 2 (1981), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Ground & air Equipment (Space Opera) (1981), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Seldon's Compendium of Starcraft 1 (Space Opera) (1981), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Star Sector, Atlas 1 (Space Opera) (1981), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Star Sector, Atlas 2 (Space Opera) (1982), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Chivalry & Sorcery 2nd edition (1983), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Chivalry & Sorcery Sourcebook 1 & 2, 2nd Ed. (1983), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Swords & Sorcerers, 2nd Ed. (Chivalry & Sorcery) (1983), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Seldon's Compendium of Starcraft 2 (Space Opera) (1984), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Star Sector, Atlas 3 (Space Opera) (1984), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Star Sector, Atlas 5 (Space Opera) (1985), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Seldon's Compendium of Starcraft 3 (Space Opera) (1988), Fantasy Games Unlimited
  • Chivalry & Sorcery 3rd edition (1996), Highlander Designs
  • Creatures Bestiary (Chivalry & Sorcery) (1997), Highlander Designs
  • Game Master's Handbook (Chivalry & Sorcery) (1997), Highlander Designs
  • Armourers' Companion (Chivalry & Sorcery) (1999), Britannia Game Designs Ltd
  • Chivalry & Sorcery Light (1999), Britannia Game Designs Ltd
  • Knights' Companion (Chivalry & Sorcery) (1999), Britannia Game Designs Ltd
  • Chivalry & Sorcery: The Rebirth (4th edition - 2000), Britannia Game Designs Ltd
  • Game Master's Toolkit Volume 1 (Chivalry & Sorcery) (2002), Mystic Station Designs

An article on Chivalry and Sorcery by Ed was published in White Dwarf 7.

The Great Cats Book Volume one (SkillSkape) (2003), Mystic Station Designs
The Creatures Book Volume one (SkillSkape) (2004), Mystic Station Designs

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Shannon Appelcline, Designers & Dragons| 2011

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