40K Tragedy: Phil Kelly Leaving GW? (Confirmed that he is not, whew!)

I tip a 40 for my homie, he was the best.

So, rumor on the rumor mill is that Phil Kelly either was fired or quit GW?!?!

So someone who shall not be named started this rumor? Lame. I heard it from someone else who probably heard it there, and I was not loving life. So thanks a million to our friend Tastey Taste who confirmed that Phil is still employed, and he asked the man directly. Long live the Kelly!

I cannot confirm this rumor at all, it is just something I have been hearing around and if it is true: *%*&*@&$^%#)(&$(*&!!!!!!???!!?!

Damn, Phil was the MAN. By far and away my favorite codex author. Best fluff, great rules and just a super nice, cool guy. I met him at Games Day and he was straight up a class act. My only complaint of the man is that he had a tendency to put at least 1 overpowered unit in each book he wrote: Long Fangs, Dakkafexes and Cheesefalcons (4th ed). But Dark Eldar, his last work, is a masterpiece, IMO.

I hope this rumor is not true and that it is just something that got blown out of proportion.

So if anyone hears anything about this and con confirm or deny it, let us know. If it is true, this really, really sucks. He was the man.

May the force be with you, Phil!


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12 Responses to “40K Tragedy: Phil Kelly Leaving GW? (Confirmed that he is not, whew!)”

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    Kralizak July 7, 2012 10:50 pm #


    • SaltyJohn
      Overwatch July 7, 2012 11:50 pm #

      Second. I loved the Space Wolves codex, and I mean loved.

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    Axientar July 7, 2012 10:51 pm #

    NNNOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! This better be some blown up rumor (or even better, a troll trying to freak out the interwebs – in which case said troll has succeeded)!!

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    Alarum July 7, 2012 11:40 pm #

    Sadface 🙁 Not happy about this if its true. If all the good writers leave 7th could be the Fisher Price edition with outrageous fluff and hungry hungry hippos rules.

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    Vidar July 8, 2012 8:10 am #

    He probably quit in response to the 6th Ed.

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    Son Of Dorn July 8, 2012 8:19 am #

    I’d wager it’s a hoax. He’s still on the schedule for all of the events next weekend. Someone can just flat out ask him when they’re there. 🙂

    • Reecius
      Reecius July 8, 2012 10:18 am #

      I hope that you are right. Gosh that would be a bummer if true.

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    GDMNW July 8, 2012 12:38 pm #

    This just in. “Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” Phil Kelly

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    CoffeeDave July 8, 2012 2:14 pm #


    According to TastyTaste, Mr. Kelly is still employed by GW.

    • Reecius
      Reecius July 8, 2012 4:24 pm #

      Thank, goodness! I actually didn’t hear it from Stelek (never read his blog, ever) but someone else, which is what made me worry.

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