Gary Gygax, 1938-2008

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  1. Gaear

    Gaear Bastard Maestro Administrator

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  2. krunch

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    Yes, it is truly a sad day in the world of D&D gamers, everywhere. :sadblinky

    "Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons and one of the fathers of tabletop role-playing games, died on Tuesday at the age of 69. He had suffered from heart problems."

    May Gary rest in peace.

    Salute, Col_Pladoh
    Thank you, Gary, for the years of great joy, fun, and laughter in what was truly your game that you shared with us.


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    - An animated version of Gygax appeared in a "Futurama" episode. Gygax got to do his own lines.

    - Sync Magazine honored Gygax with the No. 1 spot on its list of "The 50 Biggest Nerds of All Time."

    - A strain of bacteria was named in his honor, specifically Arthronema gygaxiana sp nov UTCC393.

    - The Oxford English Dictionary listed Gygax under the "Dungeons and Dragons" entry in 2003. "He was so proud of that," said his wife, Gail Gygax, of the dictionary entry.
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    news release
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    UNDERWIRE: Gary Gygax, 'Father of D&D,' Dies at 69
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    lejendary.com
    an interview with Lejendary, by Christopher Smith
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    Gary Gygax Interview (1 long page)
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    gamebanshee.com
    an interview with Gamebanshee, by Jon Birnbaum
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    Gary Gygax Interview (2 pages)
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    gamespy.com
    an interview with Gamespy, by Allen Rausch
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    Gary Gygax Interview - Part I (4 pages)
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    Gary Gygax Interview - Part 2 (3 pages)
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    gamasutra.com
    an interview with Gamasutra, by Harvey Smith
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    The Dungeon Master (2 pages)
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    friends of Gary and open discussion
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    TROLL LORD GAMES
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    The attached photo is of Gary Gygax at GEN CON 2007.
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  3. sps49

    sps49 Wide-Eyed Tourist Supporter

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    His name was all over the D&D/ AD&D rulebooks and modules at the end of the 70's.

    Everything since in D&D or RPG's in general has been accomplished by people standing on his tall shoulders.

    When I hear thunder now, I will tell people that it's EGG rolling his dice in the sky....
     
  4. krunch

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    What Gary Gygax envisioned and created in to being a game is what and is why we are here together, collectively, in the fellowship of this forum, mod the Atari Temple of Elemental Evil game and are working to add the Keep on the Borderlands.
     
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  6. Old Book

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    Only ever got to speak with him once, saw him a few times. The founder of the feast. Haven't felt like this since David Gemmell went.

    Fair sailing, Gary.
     
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    Definitely a very sad day. Rest in peace, D&D Creator and God.

    - Agetian
     
  9. dragonalumni

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    His work was amazing, unique, great and brilliant.

    When I was a lad I was introduced to DnD and GG's name was on everything, he inspired my imagination and gave me a safe place to play inside my head.

    ..
     
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    Cleric prays for Raise Dead
     
  11. Keolander

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    Penny Arcade summed it up best with their tribute :cry:

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    Godspeed Col_Pladoh, may the Divine and the Infinite be more beautiful than we ourselves could ever imagine.

    Edit: BTW, Kerry Bourgoine over at Troll Lord Games (which Gary had been working with to publish the real Castle Greyhawk/Castle Zagyg) wrote this, in case some of you may be interested. I'm sure Ernie (as in Erac's Cousin and Tenser) or Mrs. Gygax would appreciate a small email.

     
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  12. St_Satan

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    Well, quite a sad news for all D&D players all around world
    But, well, maybe our Father in Heaven want to play a PNPRPG, and need a good DM ^_^
     
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  13. Ulgar

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    RIP

    Prayers for his family.

    Thanks for all the great games and for hours of enjoyment.
     
  14. krunch

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    Gary Gygax in wikipedia

    "I would like the world to remember me as the guy who really enjoyed playing games and sharing his knowledge and his fun pastimes with everybody else."


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    Gary Gygax rolling dice in Futurama
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  15. St.Cuthbert1176

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    im not sure what to say other than gary not only earned the love and respect of this d and d player/fan....he earned the love and respect of millions worldwide....we will all miss you gary farewell friend
     
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