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Farcaster
03-04-2008, 02:49 PM
Sadly, Gary Gygax, progenitor of the most popular roleplaying game to this day, Dungeons and Dragons, has died at the age of sixty-nine. I never personally met the man, but I have enjoyed the fruits of his labor since I was only twelve years old. It is a sad day in the RPG world indeed...

http://edition.cnn.com/2008/TECH/03/04/obit.gygax.ap/index.html

cplmac
03-04-2008, 05:43 PM
This is indeed very sad news for the RPG world.

amardolem
03-04-2008, 05:50 PM
He freed us from the fetters of modern and mundane life.

Thanks Gary, you'll be sorely missed:(

HolyDiver
03-04-2008, 05:57 PM
I think I may cry!:(

clint
03-04-2008, 06:53 PM
Raises a glass for the man. Never met the man, but I met some good people through D&D, so I wish his spirit well.

Oldgamer
03-04-2008, 06:58 PM
I've known the man for 25 years...but I have never met him. He has been a strong force in my life for that time, giving me one fantastic journey after another...he will be missed...I hope there's a D&D heaven...:(

rabkala
03-04-2008, 07:02 PM
I did meet him, and he seemed like a good guy. His legacy will live on in every RPG that is played.

Drohem
03-04-2008, 08:08 PM
Rest in peace and enjoy the great adventure you now embark upon.

jade von delioch
03-04-2008, 08:59 PM
so apparently gary died.... did any one hear about this?

Semaj
03-04-2008, 10:09 PM
If I am to raise a glass, would it not be more honourable to raise his prefered beverage? taking a guess (Mountain Dew?)

Riftwalker
03-04-2008, 11:14 PM
OOTS Tribute Comic:

http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0536.html

Nord_drache
03-05-2008, 08:07 PM
Like everyone else has said if it weren't for his imagination - I wouldn't have made the friends I've made and had the fun I've had.

Cheers to the original DM - may his memory and legacy live long with us all!

ArlingtonGURPS
03-05-2008, 10:11 PM
Guess he rolled a 1 on that final save...

Never met the man, but have a lot of respect for what he accomplished. Wish I could have played in one of those campaign he was running until recently.

My thoughts and prayers are with his family, and I wish him a peaceful rest.

nijineko
03-06-2008, 08:26 AM
i posted it elsewhere, and it accurately expresses my sentiments, so i guess i'll just link it here (http://www.crystalballsoft.com/messageboard/index.php?topic=139.msg1005#new). ^^

be prepared for continuity distortion. ;D don't say i didn't warn you.

PnP News Bot
03-07-2008, 05:31 PM
http://www.wizards.com/books/images/dnd_logo_small.jpg

Check out this new article Wizards of the Coast posted recently:

Gary Gygax Tribute (http://www.wizards.com/default.asp?x=dnd/4dnd/20080307a)

We here at Wizards of the Coast wanted to express our gratitude to E. Gary Gygax for the countless hours of enjoyment his games brought to our lives. Blake Millard, our podcast engineer, put together the following video tribute in his honor.