Scott Bennie , producer, designer and writer of various productions including the first Fallout , several Star Trek games (such as Starfleet Academy and the two Starfleet Command ) and the Lord of the Rings titles made by Interplay , has passed away at the age of 61. years.
In the 1990s, Bennie played a prominent role within Interplay, contributing to the development of some of the company’s best-known titles. Speaking of Fallout , in a 2017 interview, the game designer revealed some background regarding his involvement with the series: “I didn’t have that much to do with Fallout. 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.”
Bennie’s work does not stop only within Interplay: she has also contributed to titles such as SimCity , Champions of Norrath , Descent , Descent to Undermountain and Stonekeep . Brian Fargo , another former Interplay member and now head of Inxile Entertainment , recalled the late colleague as a brilliant writer in his condolence post on Twitter.
Finally, he was also a prolific designer of print RPGs, having made some adventures for productions such as the World of Warcraft adaptations as well as Dungeons & Dragons , Champions and Marvel Superheroes .