Aaron Allston

About Aaron Allston

Who is it?: Game Designer, Author
Birth Day: December 08, 1960
Birth Place: Corsicana, Texas, United States
Resting place: Oakwood Cemetery (Corsicana, Texas)
Occupation: Writer, game designer
Genre: Tabletop role-playing games, fantasy, science fiction

Aaron Allston

Aaron Allston was born on December 08, 1960 in Corsicana, Texas, United States, is Game Designer, Author. One of the few people, who have contributed immensely towards making science fiction a popular genre amongst the masses across the globe, was Aaron Allston. His extreme fondness for science fiction since a very young age, went on to make him the writer of 13 different tales of the Star Wars series and two novels of ‘The Terminator’ series, earning him accolades from all over the globe. Allston who was also a game developer has played a pivotal role in the creation of around 40 different role playing games such as ‘Dungeons and Dragons’ and ‘Lands of Mystery’. Few of these ‘Star Wars’ novels went on to inspire the movie industry much later, leading to the production and release of blockbuster movies of the same name. These movies left many movie buffs across the world spellbound and in awe of the science fiction genre. Amongst his famous works as a writer, include the ‘X-wing’ series which consisted of five different novels namely ‘Wraith Squadron’, ‘Iron Fist’, ‘Solo Command’, ‘Starfighters of Adumar’ and ‘Mercy Kill’. Three different novels under the ‘Fate of the Jedi’ series namely, ‘Outcast’, ‘Backlash’, and ‘Conviction’ were also written by him.
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As per our current Database, Aaron Allston has been died on February 27, 2014(2014-02-27) (aged 53)\nSpringfield, Missouri.

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When Aaron Allston die, Aaron Allston was 53 years old.

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Occupation Writers
Age 53 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born December 08, 1960 (Corsicana, Texas, United States)
Birthday December 08
Town/City Corsicana, Texas, United States
Nationality United States

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Aaron Allston’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

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Aaron Allston was born in the Year of the Rat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rat are quick-witted, clever, charming, sharp and funny. They have excellent taste, are a good friend and are generous and loyal to others considered part of its pack. Motivated by money, can be greedy, is ever curious, seeks knowledge and welcomes challenges. Compatible with Dragon or Monkey.

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Allston was born December 8, 1960, in Corsicana, Texas, to Tom Dale Allston and Rose Binford Boehm. Allston moved all over Texas in his youth and graduated from high school in Denton. An avid fan of science fiction from an early age, by high school he was the secretary and reporter for his high school science fiction club. Allston moved to Austin in 1979 and attended the University of Texas.


Allston was a circulation manager, assistant Editor, and Editor of Space Gamer magazine, and by 1983 was a full-time freelance game designer. He served as Editor of Space Gamer from issues 52 (June 1982) to 65 (September/October 1983), and as Editor of Fantasy Gamer for the first issue (August/September 1983) and co-editor of the second issue (December/January 1984). During Allston's tenure as Editor, the magazine won the H.G. Wells Award for Best Professional Role-Playing Magazine in 1982. Allston authored the book Autoduel Champions in 1983, which crossed over Champions by Hero Games and Car Wars by Steve Jackson Games. Allston helped launch the Fantasy Gamer spinoff magazine. He co-wrote the computer game Savage Empire, which was named Best PC Fantasy RPG by Game Player magazine in 1990. He authored the Rules Cyclopedia (1991), a revision and compilation for the Dungeons & Dragons game. He branched into fiction, and in the mid-1990s wrote five novels.


He began writing for the Star Wars X-Wing series in 1997, when the primary sequence Writer Michael Stackpole could not handle the entire workload. Allston produced a new edition of Champions for Hero Games in 2002. In 2006, he launched The Legacy of the Force series with a hardcover entitled Betrayal.


In 2005, Allston made his directorial debut on the independent film Deadbacks, which he also wrote and produced. The film went into post-production but was never released.


In early April 2009 Allston had a heart attack and underwent an emergency quadruple bypass surgery, while on the book signing tour for Outcast, the first book in the Fate of the Jedi series.


On February 27, 2014, Allston collapsed during an appearance at VisionCon in Branson, Missouri, apparently from a massive heart failure. He died later that day in Springfield, Missouri, at the age of 53.

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