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News D&D creator dies, aged 69

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 5 Mar 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. Multiplectic

    Multiplectic His Stigness

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    A very well deserved farewell to an awesome guy who gave us lots of fun. Rest in peace, Gary Gygax.
     
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    Fair thee well traveller.
     
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    D&D has had so much influence in popular culture (countless movies, cartoons, tv series, music, games...), it is hard to believe that Gary's passing away has gone unnoticed by the media in general.

    Extremetech's Loyd Case wrote a very nice article about him yesterday:
    http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,1697,2272934,00.asp
     
  5. steveo_mcg

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    Penny Arcade were as usual quick of the mark with this also.
     
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    Ultima series are my favourite games. The best was #4. I also liked Baldur's Gate.... Gary, thank you for all the fun.
     
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    goodnight sweet prince.
    but really, I don't care. my grandmother died last night at age 90 something.
     
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    RIP Gary, you will be missed, but not forgotten!!! :waah:

    Penny arcade indeed quick off the mark.

    I think this comic also sums up how many us have an eternal thanks to you. :geek:
     
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    Troll Lord games? I'm pretty sure WotC are the people publishing D&D :geek:

    EDIT: Ah I see he worked for Troll Lord creating adventures and the like for it.

    RIP Gary, whether you've played D&D on the tabletop or not, it's been a massive influence on modern culture.

    He's probably not been mentioned on mainstream web site because he spawned a generation of devil worshipping teenagers of course :rolleyes:

    At least he won't have to deal with WotC *******ising his creation (in his eyes at least) any more, he's always been quite vocal about his dislike for the newer D&D systems. I do share some of his views but on the whole I do disagree with him.
     
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    Hell yes. As they say "You didn't create us, but we wouldn't exist if it weren't for you."
     
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    Amen, that comment moved me, and is truth in pure form.
     
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    It is amazing the effect D&D had on modern society, even on people that had virtually no contact (or at least thought they did) with the game.
     
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    sleep well.....
     
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    Bear in mind that D&D attracted the wrath of the ignorant, unwashed masses carrying flaming torches and accusing D&D of being played by satanists and mass murderers - twenty years before video games became the target!

    RIP.
     
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    Blessings of Ilmater and Tyr upon thee, Gary. :)

    Wow, I'm more of a geek than I thought.

    /goes and hides
     
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    God : You must roll on a d20 to pass the Gates into Heaven.
    Gygax : Whaddya know, natural 20.

    Bless you for many, many good times.
     
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    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    LOTRO players salute you!

    Rest In Peace, Gary!
     
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    Gary's spirit will never fade away as long as people keep playing D&D. .and I don't know about the rest of you, but I aim to keep his spirit alive. RestInPeace, Sir
     
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