For those people who knew him but have not already heard -
A week ago Zero_Cochrane aka James ORance, died.
After complaining of an upset stomach the day before, he simply collapsed in his home and was unable to be revived. He was 34.
His passing leaves a large hole in the Sydney gaming scene, as he was a well regarded game master on the con circuit.
He was especially important in the local clix scene. During the year when clix was dead, he traded and purchased old LE's from overseas to ensure we maintained a good supply of prize support to help keep the game alive. Im sure most of us Sydney clix players have fond memories of ORance, who always had a smile and cheerful words to share.
He was due to be the best man at my wedding, and I miss him greatly. It was excellent to see so many clixers at the funeral, I know his family were surprised and touched by the large attendance.
I hope the best for the O'Rance family and please let them know that our thoughts and prayers are with them.
I never met James personally, but he and I have talked and traded on these forums. He was part of a Modding contest I did years ago and HE WON with (if memory serves me correctly) a watchmen custom set he made. I sent a CUR of Crisis to him and he used it as prizes (3 weeks: first week- all the commons and the tournament required the participants to use only common figs. Week 2 uncommons- must use uncommons. Week 3 Rares- must use rares) for his venue.
Nothing but respect to the man and his skills. He was a giver (rare in this world), and he'll be missed.
Daaammnnn, my condolances. Wish I'd been in to play more recently to have a last game with him. One of the better guys and opponents to sit opposite of and a good guy to just talk comics with too. Big sympathy to all you guys that knew him better than I.
I just don't see the point with playing a game with such a diverse background and flavour as Heroclix and such a massive pool of pieces to choose from to limit yourself to playing dupes or the same character over and over.