Edward E. Simbalist

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Edward E Simbalist
Born (1943-09-05)5 September 1943
Canada
Died 12 March 2005(2005-03-12) (aged 61)
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Occupation Writer, game designer, professor
Nationality Canadian
Period 1972–2005
Genre Role-playing games, fantasy, wargames

Edward E. Simbalist (5 September 1943 – 12 March 2005[citation needed]) was a role-playing game designer.

Career[edit]

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]:72 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]:72 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]:73 Simbalist continued supervising his two RPG lines until FGU became unable to release new products.[1]:74

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[edit]

  • 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

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7. 

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