Gary Gygax Died 8 Years Ago Today


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Liberty's Edge

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I looked at my calendar this morning and saw that the great Gary Gygax died 8 years ago today. I thought it would be nice to take a moment of silence (or, better yet, toll a D20) in honor of the guy that created it all.

A Visit to the Gygax House & Basement Where D&D Began

Frank Mentzer on the legacy of Gary Gygax

Steven Colbert - RIP Gary Gygax

RIP Gary


Hear

Bless his memory


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At tonights game I shall throw a 21d6 salute in honor of one of the original grognards.


That happened to be presidential primary day in Texas. Somewhere I still have a passed resolution praising his work from the caucus meeting.

For anyone interested in knowing more about Gary, I just finished "Empire of Imagination", a well-researched biography and a great read.

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Majuba wrote:
For anyone interested in knowing more about Gary, I just finished "Empire of Imagination", a well-researched biography and a great read.

100% agreed!

Empire of Imagination is an EXCELLENT book!


I picked that up as well, it is on my "read soon" list.

Sovereign Court

Rolling all of the d6 in my house in his honor

Liberty's Edge

Kind of disappointed to see this was moved down to Gamer Talk.

I get why, I guess, but for crying out load - if *anyone* deserves to stay up at the top of the forums in a prominent spot (instead of getting relegated way down at the bottom of the forums...) it was Gary Gygax!!! Especially on the actual anniversary of his death - maybe move it tomorrow or something but ... sigh ...

Oh well ...

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Marc Radle wrote:

Kind of disappointed to see this was moved down to Gamer Talk.

I get why, I guess, but for crying out load - if *anyone* deserves to stay up at the top of the forums in a prominent spot (instead of getting relegated way down at the bottom of the forums...) it was Gary Gygax!!! Especially on the actual anniversary of his death - maybe move it tomorrow or something but ... sigh ...

Oh well ...

We love Gary too, but this is the more appropriate forum for the topic, given how much he's impacted gaming beyond just Paizo.


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If not for him, I wouldn't be married.

Editor

A favorite memorial to him by GU Comics.

Grand Lodge

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I met him in the early summer of 1989. I regret not having the forethought of thanking him for the many years of enjoyment D&D has given me.


The Economist did a great obituary back in 2008, written by people who played D&D and understood its cultural impact.

http://www.economist.com/node/10838120

You belong to a pretty select club when your obituary appears in The Economist


I heard Tracy Hickman talk about him once.

GenCon 2007, Gary came to Tracy's Killer Breakfast (you should go if you never have, it's very fun). He got up on stage, interacted with the crowd, a good time was had by all. After the show, Gary said that he had so much fun he'd bring the family to it next year.

Before that could happen though, he died. But it also meant that the last time Tracy saw this dear old friend, they were playing a game together.

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I dont partake in dungeons and dragons Online (DDO) anymore, but was really glad that both Gygax and Arneson were able to narrate quest chains before they passed away. There was an in game event to honor the both of them, that was a great way for a lot of folks to share their respects.

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Look at your children, Gary.

There are so many of us :-)

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