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Dungeons and Dragons creator dies

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Mitzs, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Mitzs
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    Gaming legend Gary Gygax dies at 69

    http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2211237/dungeons-dragons-creator-dies

    Thank you for all the happy times I had while playing your games. It was a great way to spend winters in Iowa.

    May you rest in peace.
     
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  2. BosonMichael
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    Gygax HP = 0. :cry:

    Rest in peace, Dungeon Master.
     
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    (I think you will actually find its HP = -10 - 0 is just disabled!)

    Such a shame. its our loss, obviously the creator couldnt wait around any more for a game of D&D.
     
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  4. TimoftheC

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    Yeah, heard about that last night :cry:

    Spent a lot of years playing D&D and a number of its off shoots. Most peeps won't have a clue who Gygax is but his genious kept me and my budies happily adventuring in our minds for years - RIP Mr Gygax
     
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    I remember spending many days on many weekends being happy thanks to Gary Gygax.

    RIP Gary. You will be missed.:cry:
     
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    You are quite correct... but then I figured I'd have to explain the whole "unconscious" thing. :D
     
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    to be fair, those who care about the contents of this thread are all fellow D&Ders. we all know what you mean.

    Incidentally, Im looking at playing a rogue cross classed with a very nice class in one of the newer books in the next campaign we play (going to be online). The new class (I forget its name) reduces armour penalties, and allows you to wear higher armour. Its going to be a Stealthy, silent as a mouse, mithril full plate wearing, greatsword wielding, sneak attack dealing psycho!!!!

    muhahahahahaha!
     
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    I hate when they change stuff -next you'll be telling me that your playing a Dwarven Cleric!!!!
     
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    Rolled a natural 1 on his last saving throw...

    I grew up with the first edition rules, then moved onto DMing second edition with my mates. Looked at the third edition rules a couple of years back and it looks like it moved so far away from what i originally grew up with that I just wasn't interested any more. I've also never played W0W or any other online RPG type games.

    Gygax and TSR were a massive part of my childhood - I remember poring over the Monster manual, DM's guide, Player's Handbook and even some of the more obscure stuff like the Wilderness Survival Guide, Unearthed Arcana and Legends & Lore.
     
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    Where is the resurrection spell when you need it?
     
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    That's about the same for me Zeb, although I was in my late teens and originally started playing Tunnels and Trolls solitaire books before I found a group that played D&D. Remember my first stab as a DM when one of the party cast a Truth Spell on a Goblin to get him spill the beans and me like a naive prat fell for it - never managed to live that down, even now :biggrin
     
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    I've still GOT those books. Not that I ever have time to play (or people to play with)... but I still have them, and haven't had the heart to part with them.
     
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    Yeah, I still got 'em as well, packed up somewhere. I, too, was there at the beginning, and followed it up to 3rd Edition. We actually were video taped at a highly secure facility (my buddy's workplace-- he was the guard!) playing all night long, during which we all passed out at about 0530. Umm...he had to find another job :oops:

    I played all the EXCELLENT early PC games on my trusty 286, too. In fact, I lost a girlfriend or two to those! I always bite on the (somewhat related) single player stuff like Oblivion, and even did the Neverwinter thing for a while, but held up at WoW. Not that I didn't want too (I loved Warcraft), but I figured I had even to occupy my time.

    RIP, Gary.
     
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