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Old March 5th, 2008, 02:07 AM
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Default Gary Gygax R.I.P.

For those of you who, like myself, were brought into the fold of geekdom and love of the fantasy genre including Dominions through D&D:

Gary Gygax passed away today.
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Old March 5th, 2008, 03:10 AM
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RIP GG

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Gygax, to me, was a lot like Tolkien: I never much cared for his work, but hugely influential towards a lot of things I do care very much about.
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Default Re: Gary Gygax R.I.P.

he was only 69.

He was f'ing the man. he used to have an open door at his home to players. Played D&D until his death.
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It has been roughly 24 years since I DM'ed a game of D&D and his contributions to fantasy games still influence me today.
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: salute
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Default Re: Gary Gygax R.I.P.

Some links:
AP news report on CNN
The Order of the Stick tribute

I particularly recommend the OotS tribute.
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Quote:
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Gygax, to me, was a lot like Tolkien: I never much cared for his work, but hugely influential towards a lot of things I do care very much about.
Well said. I had the privelege of meeting him, and playing in the original blackmoor setting - he will be missed, and I wish his fans had had a chance to tell him bye....
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Sorry to see him go...
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