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Gary Gygax: July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:46 pm
by Senoril
For those of you who don't know, Gary Gygax passed away today at the age of 69. He, along with Dave Arneson, created Dungeons & Dragons in 1974. Were it not for D&D, EverQuest—and pretty much all fantasy role-playing games—would not exist today.

Re: Gary Gygax: July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 7:51 pm
by Blooddrive
well, i guess he failed his last saving throw, didnt he?
i wonder if they found him in his mother's basement, surrounded by pizza boxes, cheetos, and mountain dew?

just read up on him, seems he definately wasnt doing too well in his final days. but i hold him directly responsible for geeking me out on AD&D, thus severely dimishing the opportunities of getting laid while in high school!
RIP Gary :cry:

Re: Gary Gygax: July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008

PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 8:59 pm
by Zzzapp
I have played AD&D also alot when I was young. I bought way to much for that game, and I still have most of the modules in excellent condition. He was a great story teller, and he "had a dream" too, and shared it with all of us.

Re: Gary Gygax: July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008

PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:22 am
by Blabberpuss
GG gone! What a great guy that developed a great game. D&D, then AD&D are great 'thinking' games. Played them for years myself. I had this great walnut 'valise' that I made and lined with foam to hold my books, Character sheets, dice, and cut outs for my hand painted characters. What a blast it was to spend hours on a dungeon crawl back in the 70 - 80's. The Keep at the Borderlands, The Temple of Elemental Evil, the Village at Hommlet... All great stories from a great and twisted mind.

BD, the key to getting laid during those times were to get your lady involved right beside you....