In Memoriam: Select Works by Michael A. Cunningham

At the end of August, RPGamer lost one of its pillars of our website: our Editor-in-Chief, Michael A. Cunningham. He is sorely missing by family, friends, and the gaming community and was known as one of the kindest and most thoughtful souls. While we have had a wonderful outpour of tributes from members all over the gaming community, I thought it was important to share Michael’s written work with the world.

Towards the end of his life he took a large step back from writing for RPGamer, using his other outlets to share his thoughts on a wider range of games that he was playing. The goal of this feature is to share works from his early career to the end of it, showcasing a variety of content that Michael was responsible for or had the pleasure of contributing to. Those who may be unaware, Michael had his own handheld blog called Pocket Console, and contributed to other websites every so often such as GameCritics.

We hope you enjoy this exploration into the works of Michael A. Cunningham. Please note that this is only a selection of content Michael did, not his entire body of work. My goal with this was to show you all the versatility in his work and how he inspired so many of us here at RPGamer to keep going and writing. Many of the selections in this post are favourites by the RPGamer staff, or were sent to us by those who loved Michael’s works as well. I also want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who reached out to me, sharing their favourite articles and podcasts that Michael was a part of. That meant the world to me that all of you have such amazing and fond memories of him and his body of work.





Staff Favourites




Music of the Year @ RPGFan


RPGamer’s Halftime Report

RPGamer’s Run to the Sun

Celebration of Life

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2 Responses

  1. bdyde bdyde says:

    I didn’t know Michael, but I followed him on Twitter, and I loved the kind of reviews and compilations he did with games. (Esp. handheld). I’m very sorry to hear of his passing. I’ve visited this site for a very long time, and always saw his name in the credits as someone with a good opinion.

    From everything I could tell, he seemed like an absolutely cool person, and someone you would like to be friends with. RIP Michael.

  2. Slayer Slayer says:

    MAC and his contributions to this site gave me immense joy and pleasure. I’m very thankful to have used the site he called home. His presence will be missed. Bye MAC.

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