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Jon Del Arroz Promises To Sue GAMA After They Suspend Him

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It’s been quite the week for The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Earlier Jon Del Arroz was accepted as a member to GAMA and made a post in their Facebook group introducing himself. He was hired to work with The Gaming Goat Games and Jeff Bergren. You’ll recall that Bergren made the news last summer when he was escorted out of Gen Con.

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Shortly after the post, Rodney Smith of the Watch It Played channel made note of his thoughts on Jon via his Twitter feed and on Facebook:

For those that don’t want to read the whole thread, Rodney basically has concerns that Jon is a serial harasser and has repeatedly violated GAMA’s code of conduct. Back in 2018, it was reported that Del Arroz was banned from Worldcon for harassment. Jim Chines has a detailed blog post on that topic.

Shortly after Rodney’s post, well-known game designer and activist Eric Lang chimed in on the topic.

After looking into the matter, GAMA eventually released a statement on Del Arroz and suspended him for 28 days.

Apparently unhappy with this decision, Del Arroz threatened to sue GAMA for libel over this.

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It’s unclear if Del Arroz was serious or had other things to say on the matter as his account has recently been suspended by Twitter. I’ll let readers infer what they will from that.

While he will play just about anything, Tony loves games that let him completely immerse himself in the theme. He also is a bit of a component addict.

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