Tom’s Open Letter of Thanks

It’s 4:25 pm on July 11 and I want to thank everyone involved in COTG Live Event before the show starts at 7:30 tonight.

As far as I’m concerned it’s a success already. I am deeply touched by game fans for making this event a reality. I created Champions of the Galaxy in 1985 and now nearly 30 years later it will come to life in front of my eyes and the eyes of the fans.

This fact really hit home last night when I met Malta the Damager when he arrived in Jamestown. It struck me: This guy is going to be Brute tomorrow night! How cool is that?

It’s amazing the time, effort, and money that main organizers Todd Joerchel and Jeff Gutherz put into this project. Heartfelt thanks to them but there are so many others. There’s Louden Noxious, Randy Grey, Paul Schermerhorn, and many more, including all the people that contributed to the kickstarter campaign to fund it.

Tonight is the greatest honor that can be bestowed upon a game creator…no heck, any creator! It’s fantastic that people care enough about this game and these characters to make this happen.

I am truly humbled. Thanks again to all.