Video game writer and designer Scott Bennie has passed away at 61. He was best known for his work on some classic Interplay titles in the 1990s.

Bennie died due to pneumonia complications, according to information on his Facebook page (via PC Gamer).

He worked as a game designer, writer, and producer at Interplay in the 90s. Bennie is best known for contributing to games like JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I, Starfleet Academy, Castles II: Siege & Conquest, and the original Fallout.

“I didn’t have that much to do with Fallout,” Bennie told Steemit in 2017. “A few maps, some bits of the Hub, and some system messages. And the Mysterious Stranger Perk. And I named Dogmeat — if anything endures of my writing career, it will be the name of that dog.”

Scott Bennie was also a great tabletop game designer, working on RPG adaptations of World of Warcraft, The Lord of the Rings, as well as contributing to Dungeons & Dragons and Champions.

Many games industry workers have shared their tributes to Scott Bernie, including Interplay co-founders Brian Fargo and Rebecca Heineman, as well as Sean Patrick Fannon and Jason Tondro.

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