Les Hedges

By on 26 February 2010

Today members of the UK roleplaying community paid their last respects to Les Hedges. Les, who passed away on the 16th, was a stalwart of the UK convention and Living campaign scene. I first met Les when I was on the Sarbreenar committee and he immediately struck me as the sort of person who would lighten up anyone’s day. Something that proved to be the case in character as well with his Forgotten Realms priest of Lathander (the god of light in that campaign world). Many a convention heard the echo of Les praising, in character, Lathander and it always brought a smile to my face.

Tonight I raise a glass in Les’ memory. Rest in peace my friend.

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar “Living” campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave’s first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft).

Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at dave.mcalister.org.uk and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at DnD5e.info.


  1. Seany

    27 February 2010 at 8:48 am

    Les you will never be forgotten!


  2. Cooky

    28 February 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Les will be sorely missed, he was such a great guy and sadly was taken from us well before his time, just shows how unfair real life can be :-<

    My condolences and sympathies go out to all his family and his friends.

    Keep well,

  3. Sharky (Karl Goodjohn)

    31 March 2010 at 7:34 am

    Rest well my friend, catch you next time round.


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