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In Memory of Derek Rex
Release date: February 27, 2014
Filed under: Community

It is with a heavy heart we report that we have lost one of our own. Founding member Derek Rex passed away in his home at the age of 51, surrounded by family, on February 26th, 2014. Derek had been fighting cancer for several years.

Derek played an important role in the shaping of Pulp Gamer Media. He was one of three co-hosts of the original podcast that started it all. He and his co-hosts Don Dehm and Jeremiah Lynch became friends and frequently played games together through their involvement with the Clarksville GameMaster’s Guild in Clarksville, Tennessee from 1999. He retired from the U.S. Army and moved to Arizona to take a position as a civilian instructor at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center at Fort Huachuca. His voice was first heard on the original podcast in the summer of 2005 where his experience in interrogation was brought up and he was labeled a professional role-player. He went on to participate in several hundred more recordings from Pulp Gamer: Inside Track, Pulp Gamer: Out of Character, and many others. He also played Glover in the White Glove Movies, a board game tutorial series from Mayfair Games.

Derek was a gamer, podcaster, and a friend to us all. He was a great husband to a loving wife Alice Rex. Derek and Alice frequently played games together. His love of games spanned from board games & card games to several genres of roleplaying games. He was held in high regard as an excellent teacher of games and loved to share them with anyone that showed interest. He often played with a regular group of friends in Sierra Vista and in Tucson with his Pulp Gamer family. He was also involved with the formation of the Southern Arizona Gamers Association and a regular participant in the orchestration of the RinCon gaming convention.

We hope that you will remember Derek by teaching a new game to someone soon. He would like that.

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