Kuntz, Terry

Kuntz, Terry

July 25, 2015 Off By Jenny Meara

Theron “Terry” Kuntz was born December 25, 1953. He first met E. Gary Gygax and his family by an introduction provided by his brother, Robert Kuntz, during the late 1960s. Theron had become entranced and inducted into Historical Miniatures Gaming as a recreational pastime. When he returned to Lake Geneva, Wisconsin during 1970, Theron became involved with the Lake Geneva Tactical Studies Association (L.T.G.S.A.), proto-RPG rule testing for the “Fantasy Supplement” within the Chainmail rule source, and the proto-test version of classic Dungeons & Dragons RPG using “The Castle Greyhawk Campaign” as devised by E. Gary Gygax.

His player-character, “Terik,” was seriously involved in the preliminary version until D&D was released. Afterwards, he became employed with Tactical Studies Rules as a packer; and eventually assisted TSR Hobbies with the remodeling of their new operations building at Marshall and Williams Streets in Lake Geneva where he became the first Dungeon Hobby Shop manager. While employed with TSR Hobbies Inc., Theron was active with the Design Team, assisted with GenCon operations, supported company booths at other conventions within the United States, and oversaw a public-sponsored gaming program at the Dungeon Hobby Shop. Theron created the “Beholder” as a super-creature that appeared in his original “Empire of Zothar” campaign RPG that also employed a new weapons combat gaming system.

Currently, Theron resides in California in semi-retired status. He enjoys writing and designing, including his prospective work, “The Zothaarean Sourcebook.” He’s been attending Gary Con since 2015, supporting “The Legends of Wargaming” event. Theron graduated from the Lake Geneva Badger High School in 1972 and from Gateway Technical College in 1974. He also has attended the University of Wisconsin in English and Writing studies and the City College of San Francisco in Business computer programs study.