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In Memoriam

Darwin Bromley, game designer and co-founder of Mayfair Games, has passed away at age 68.

Born in West Virginia, Mr. Bromley moved to Chicago to attend school at Marshall University and obtained a law degree from Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law.

Mr. Bromley founded Mayfair Games in 1981 with his brother Peter and was company president until 1997. At Mayfair, Darwin helped create the first crayon-style train game, Empire Builder with co-designer Bill Fawcett.

During Bromley's tenure at Mayfair, the company published a range of role playing products including RoleAids, DC Heroes RPG, and Underground RPG. Mayfair was a pioneer in the importation and republishing of strategy games from Europe, with Settlers of Catan being the most successful.

Mr. Bromley helped establish the GAMA Trade Show as committee chairman and Vice President and received the GAMA Merit of Service award in 1990.

After his time at Mayfair, Mr. Bromley was a show manager for the Radio Control Hobby Trade Association. He also worked as a computer developer and a consultant. Darwin was active with the Boy Scouts, and helped them establish the Game Design merit badge.

Darwin is survived by his wife, Trella, and their four children.

Darwin Bromley was a good friend to Dragon Con and will be missed greatly.