Fantasy Flight Games founder Christian T. Petersen bids a heart-felt farewell to FFG/Asmodee as he exits the company. Good-bye and thanks for all the games!
In 1995, Christian T. Petersen founded Fantasy Flight Publishing Which later became the company known as Fantasy Flight Games. Some 23 years later he exits the company after a long tenure. It’s bittersweet that we see him go as he helped create and launch a TON of great games. More importantly in my mind kicked off countless dreams and adventures for players around the world. Yesterday, he got to say good-bye to FFG and in touching letter.
Since I founded Fantasy Flight some 23-plus years ago, I’ve had the great honor to work in the business of publishing tabletop games. During that time, I’ve met hundreds and hundreds of wonderful people in the tabletop industry: colleagues, suppliers, retailers, distributors, and many more.
As I sit here in my office on this last day of the year, on this last day of my tenure at FFG/Asmodee, my thoughts are of appreciation to you, the player, who made this place and this great life possible.
Thank you for bringing home our “stories and dreams in boxes” and for making them your own.
Thank you for your suggestions, for your passion, and for the voices of encouragement.
Thank you for your patronage. Thank you for playing.
With my shelves empty, walls naked, boxes packed, I leave now humbled and grateful for my journey with FFG.
I don’t turn off the light behind me, for those that remain will carry on the fantasy flight. In every respect they are the most amazing and experienced crew of game makers I could ever have hoped to gather in the same place. I sincerely hope that you’ll extend to them the same trust and patronage as you did to FFG during my time. Personally, I cannot wait to see what they will do and play what they will make.
As for me, I’ll see what lies behind that bend in the road just ahead. I hear that new stories and dreams are found there.
Christian T. Petersen
Fantasy Flight Games
Perhaps best known for Twilight Imperium, Mr. Petersen has helped to bring more than 400 games to the tabletop thanks to his (former) company. He was a pretty prolific presence and helped shaped an era in the tabletop industry.
He announced back in July that he would be leaving so this isn’t quite a shock. And the transition seems to have been planned for and the company is in good hands. That said, I’m sure he will be missed and we can’t wait to see what FFG/Asmodee does next.
We here at BoLS would like to say THANK YOU to Christian T. Petersen – thanks for the games, the adventure, and all the wonderful worlds you helped create for us to play in. Good luck on the next leg of your trip, where ever that takes you!
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