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Farewell Gary Gygax

Posted by Leesa on Mar 4, 2008 at 3:14 pm in Games, Unicorns & Wizards

Gary Gygax, co-creator of D&D, died today.

I can’t tell you how much this guy did to help rescue me from an excruciatingly awkward childhood. Long before I was bolstering my ego by programming the c64 to say “hello”, I was rolling dice in a dark basement, avoiding getting my ass kicked with my chubby smarty pants friends. We found our pride where we could, and for us that was in a dungeon where for once we could claim we had some charisma.

It’s weird, just last night I was looking at this and thinking “maybe we should have a kid, just so I can put them in this”. Boohoo.

Level 1 Human

So let’s all pour a little mead for our homie.

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March 4th, 2008 | Games, Unicorns & Wizards

3 Responses to “Farewell Gary Gygax”

  1. quagmire longshanks Says:

    I feel what you’re sayin’ Battlegate (your name befits the post!). I’ve experienced a lot more (too may) of these ‘sinking’ feelings in the gut when a hero/icon/fucking good-guy~gal has run out power ups/health points. It’s all so surreal and can’t be, right? … no body dies … right? Where the hell do they/we go when the twinkle in our eyes goes out? I like to think it’s the next level in the most awesome goddamn game of all. I’m just about there … just a few more points and …

  2. battlegate Says:

    No way Quag, you’re the eternal bard, infinite HP.

  3. CmdrSue Says:

    Doesn’t anybody have a resurrection spell handy? We’ll all pool our gold and…

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