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We are saddened to report that Duke Seifried (Uncle Duke) passed away on September 29th, 2018. His miniature game extravaganzas, El Cid and The Black Gate, were the stars of the Guild's convention back in November of 2009 when he was our Special Guest.

Duke was an artist, designer, sculptor, painter, dioramist, model builder, product developer, game designer, writer, public speaker, musician, music arranger, entrepreneur, and gamemaster. He was the driving force in several firms in the early pioneering days of gaming: Der Kriegspielers, Custom Cast and Heritage USA. He was the first miniatures manufacturer to create licensed gaming figures from The Lord of the Rings, John Carter of Mars and Star Trek! Later at TSR, he was responsible for getting Dungeons & Dragons into mass market book stores like Waldenbooks and B-Daltons where many gamers of a certain age first discovered it.

But we knew him best as good old Uncle Duke - as he was affectionately known to every wargamer. We were honored and blessed to have had him at many shows in Kansas City over the years, and we look forward to his next regeneration.

Duke Seifried Headshot

Duke Seifried Black Gates

Duke Seifried Event Listing 2009

Duke Seifried Mount Doom at Christmas

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