March 4, 2008
An icon to us old pen and paper gamers, Gary Gygax has passed away.
This D20’s for you Gary!
March 4, 2008 @ 3:42 pm
Don’tFirst person to make a "Gary failed a saving throw" joke gets it
March 4, 2008 @ 6:04 pm
Gained a levelHe just gained a level and now gets to help the Dungeon Master create real worlds.
March 5, 2008 @ 6:05 am
&, thanks for your contribution to my childhood.
March 5, 2008 @ 8:57 am
Penny Arcade’s Tribute
March 5, 2008 @ 11:39 am
Many many hundreds of hoursI’ve spent playing RPG’s, all inspired by that first D&D boxed set a friend had picked up. My Player’s Handbook, Dungeon Master’s Guide, Monster Manual, original Deities & Demigods, and Fiend Folio have since gathered some dust, but I’ll never, ever forget the geek-bonding ritual of the weekend D&D club, the thrill of scoring a critical hit on that terrible lich-king at the crucial moment, and the genuine anguish of ripping up that carefully crafted twelfth level illusionist with his hand-drawn artwork cover and his custom-painted figurine, killed by a minor monster, just as he was starting to be capable of really *doing something*.
Gary, after years of therapy over that incident I can finally forgive you and your lame-ass class structure. I hope Asmo-baby is roasting your droopy ass over a pit of hot coals … I mean, um … So long Gary, and thanks for all the rust-monsters. :)
In all seriousness, this man revolutionized a "fun afternoon" for those of us geeks unlucky enough to have been born pre-Doom, but lucky enough to be able to afford a few sets of funny-looking dice at the local comic shop. I’m grateful for the muse that inspired him. I hope wherever he’s gone if he’s not participating in fantastic adventures first hand, he’s still dreaming up new ones for others.
Rest in peace, oh Greatest DM. :)
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