Friday, February 24, 2023

Death Notice - Johnathan M Thompson (Battlefield Press)

Johnathan M Thompson, brother of Adam Thompson, publisher at Battlefield Press, passed earlier this week.

Adam shared the following about his brother on Facebook:

Today my heart has shattered into a million pieces. My big brother Jonathan M. Thompson passed away today at the age of 51. My life will never be the same. Jonathan was a historian with a Bachelors and Masters from ULM, a prolific game writer, the owner of Battlefield Press and an avid gamer. He taught me D&D four decades ago on our families farmland in Arkansas so he would have someone to play the game with. His love and subsequently my love of the hobby grew from there. 

My greatest critic, my biggest supporter. My first friend and my lifelong battle buddy against the world. He was a son, a father but most importantly my big brother and I really have no idea what I will do without him.

Joe Bloch is donating 30 days of profits from the 5e conversion of Castle of the Mad Archmage to help with expenses related to Johnathan's passing.

As you may have heard, Jonathan M. Thompson passed away recently. He was the gentleman who did the conversion of Castle of the Mad Archmage to 5th Edition D&D, and was well-known in many gaming circles. 

To honor his memory, 100% of the profits from the sales of the Castle of the Mad Archmage 5th Edition adventure book (and bundles that contain it) for the next 30 days will be donated to his family, through his younger brother Adam R Thompson.


His brother, Adam, has set up a GoFundMe to assist in funeral expenses: 

Hi, my name is Adam Thompson.

I'm fundraising for the funeral expenses of my brother, Jonathan Thompson, who passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 20, 2023.

Jonathan owned Battlefield Press International, a tabletop roleplaying game company, and had many friends in the industry.

I'm starting this fundraiser because Jonathan had no life insurance, and the family is facing financial hardship. Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.


The Tavern will match the first $250, dollar for dollar, raised by The Tavern's Community Members by March 3, 2023. Please indicate in the comments to this post how much you donated. If you wish to remain completely anonymous, email me at tenkarsDOTtavern at that gmail thing. Please put GoFundMe in the subject line.

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