Gary Gygax Dead

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  1. fantomas

    fantomas Active Member

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    Without him, Roleplaying games & computer games would not be where they are today. It is a very sad day. :(
     
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    Feels like a bit of the magic left the world today. :(
     
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    RIP Mr Gygax.

    Without you I wouldn't have made the friends I have or be the person I am today.
     
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    Damn, that's sad news.
     
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    My childhood hero is gone.
    Rest in piece Garry, We will keep rolling those D20 for ya. :(
     
  6. Fleagel

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    Failed his last saving throw.

    That's sad :(
     
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    RIP Gary, your legacy will live on for all of us. :(
     
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    caydn Retired Captain

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    RIP
     
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    RedPh0enix Retired Captain

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    RIP. On to doing battle at the big table where imagination can become reality.
     
  10. Talamorm

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    Very sad news indeed.

    Thank you Mr. Gygax for the wonderfull games you created. RIP.
     
  11. Zhul

    Zhul Retired Captain

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    Woody Hearn at GU Comics did a very fine tribute.

    I’ve been playing D&D on and off since junior high school - that’s close to 30 years. It’s been a cornerstone of my life for a long, long time. The first game I ever played was from the Basic Set in the magenta box; my brother and I played the Keep on the Borderlands module and our mom acted as the Dungeon Master.

    D&D was more than just a game of swords and sorcery. It set fire to my imagination. I began researching medieval arms and armor, heraldry, and castle architecture. I labored on making artificially weathered maps and writing on them in old-English calligraphy. At the time I was just interested in making the game more fun, but looking back I see that the game provided me with the first spark of fascination that would grow into a passion for ancient and medieval history.

    I have always loved gaming for the creativity involved and the interactive storytelling that the players engage in. Gary made it possible, and I can’t thank him enough.
     
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    Sad news, RIP.
     

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