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#1 enTranced

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 03:38 PM

Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax dies at 69

http://wkbt.com/Glob...y.asp?S=7963395

He will be missed, I don't think I could have made it through my teen years without D&D Second Edition.

While my game tastes have matured long past D&D I would never have started to play without the allure of hot elven girls in taverns and the pure joy of rolling a natural 20 for a critical hit.  :blush:

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 03:40 PM

:(

I'll roll my dice in his name

D&D kept me sane for years, and I think his loss is a huge loss to Roleplaying in general.

Aw man, that has just ruined my evening, I can't believe he's dead

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 03:47 PM

 Godeskian, on Mar 4 2008, 08:40 PM, said:

:(

I'll roll my dice in his name

D&D kept me sane for years, and I think his loss is a huge loss to Roleplaying in general.

Aw man, that has just ruined my evening, I can't believe he's dead

Agreed.

I have issues with D&D's reliance on random die roles way to often (I understand it has gotten better) but there is no denying he got the die rolling, and he should be remembered for that.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 03:48 PM

I have a d20, d12, d6 and d4 sitting on my computer as I speak from when I played some 15 years ago.  I'll roll'em in his remembrance.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 03:53 PM

Yeah ... what he said.

I still recall the old pick-up games at conventions where character sheets were created in spiral notebooks, and part of the joy was mapping things out on graph paper and playing with those little figurines.

Actually, I've still got a complete dice set in my luggage for when I go to conventions, just on the off chance of getting into a game (however, that's been some years now, as everything seems to be tournament play :()

Well, at least he left a popular legacy that touched millions ... that's more than most of us can say.

RIP

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 04:23 PM

You know, I'll never forget meeting Dave Arneson at a convention eight or nine years ago, and I'd always hoped I"d be able to make it to Gencon at some point to meet Gary :(

Now If you'll excuse me, I need to go hug my dicebag.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 05:01 PM

Rest in Peace












Never knew his age. I shouldn't have been surprised though, as long as D&D had been around. It's been 25 years since I played.
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 06:39 PM

Very sad news.

In the last few years, I've been hanging out in circles where many people I meet make a living as artists and writers in the RPG industry.  It's kind of awe-inspiring to think of how much of what is around today was born from those two guys and that one game.
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 06:47 PM

:(

Wish he could make a saving throw!  ;)
  • D&D was the first thing that linked me to friends after moving to Arizona at age 11, before computers.
  • D&D was what gave me wisdom in spending money for fun things and making decisions with disposable income.    I can honestly say I got great enjoyment over every nickel I spent on it, and never regretted one dime.  Even on modules I would up never playing and the few dice I never actually rolled in game play.
  • D&D was what gave me hours and hours of reading pleasure with the original Advanced player's handbook and DM's guide.  (Plus uncounted hours of enjoyment in reading Dragon magazine, and even the Basic and Expert sets.)
  • D&D was what gave me experience in group endeavors towards a goal.
  • D&D was what gave me my first leadership experiences, as a DM.
  • D&D was what gave my sense of creativity free reign, designing and adapting characters, worlds, and modules.
  • D&D led me to believe that there is destiny, and there is randomness, simultaneously.
  • D&D led me to other games, and other players, and the primary part of my college social life, from freshman to my Bachelor's degree.
  • D&D gave me both experience in lay drafting, and artistic experience painting miniatures.
The man most singularly responsible for these things is now gone.  I hope he has found a good existence in another plane.

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 07:19 PM

I am... *rolls*... sad.
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Posted 04 March 2008 - 07:37 PM

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 07:46 PM

A roll for him...

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 08:15 PM

I don't think I'll ever forget when one of the people I was playing with needed to leave the table for awhile, so in order to get himself out of the action, he told us that he was going to go whoring while the rest of us went to the tavern to do what we needed to do while we were in town.

So, naturally, my friends and I, unwilling to leave anything alone, made it end badly.

"How many diseases did he get?"  *rolls*  "12!"

"Are they cute?"  *rolls*  "Yes!"

"Are they female?"  *rolls*  "Errr...."

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 03:54 AM

*sigh*  The DM of all DMs has left us but has left a great legacy behind for us to remember.  I too grabbed my dice bag, dusted off my dice and rolled my dice today.
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Posted 05 March 2008 - 04:24 AM

usmarox and I decided who was going to cook dinner tonight before leaving by rolling dice.   Once a gamer, always a gamer....

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 10:56 AM

I rolled as well.

On Dungeons & Dragons Online there were tributes by the players, and many party's diving into the dungeon that Gary Gygax provided the voice narration of the DM for.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 11:28 AM

This was sad news.  :(

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 11:29 AM

 jon3831, on Mar 5 2008, 01:15 AM, said:

So, naturally, my friends and I, unwilling to leave anything alone, made it end badly.

"How many diseases did he get?"  *rolls*  "12!"

"Are they cute?"  *rolls*  "Yes!"

"Are they female?"  *rolls*  "Errr...."

Rest in peace, GM.

LOL! I think that situation happens in every D&D game ever run! :)

It's sad that he is gone but where ever he is I thin he can be proud that he created THE geek social game of the century.

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 02:15 PM

The order of the stick has a fitting sort of tribute.

http://www.giantitp....s/oots0536.html

It made me smile. :)

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Posted 05 March 2008 - 02:56 PM

We used to beat up D&D players at boarding school. But I'm saddened by this.

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