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Old 03-04-2008, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default Gary Gygax, 1938-2008

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Old 03-04-2008, 02:33 PM   #2
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I just read this; I knew he was having serious health issues but he was active right up until the end. He would often post over at EN World forums.
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:34 PM   #3
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Yeah, it is a sad day indeed. He helped create one of my favorite games ever, been playin D&D since I was ten years old, and I'm going on 21 now.

Rest in peace Gygax
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Old 03-04-2008, 04:43 PM   #4
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May he rest in peace. The gaming world owes a lot to him... the man who made it possible for others to ask, "What do you mean, 6-sided dice? What other kinds are there?"

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Old 03-04-2008, 06:07 PM   #5
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Rest in peace. He's done a lot for gamers everywhere.
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Old 03-04-2008, 06:56 PM   #6
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A hero and inspiration. I have more books with his name on them than any other. Saying "thanks" and "you will be missed" just doesn't seem like enough...
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:30 PM   #7
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I actually just found out by reading the latest OOTS comic...

He's done so much for so many gamers. So many hours of my own personal entertainment is basically directly attributable to his original work. A massive loss.

At least he's in peace now.
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Old 03-04-2008, 09:45 PM   #8
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I play 2nd ed every Sunday...
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Old 03-05-2008, 08:37 AM   #9
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You know, for a second I thought you were talking about an Ironworker, I knew the name Gygax had something to with fantasy I just didn't remember it was the name in fantasy. At least he had a long, successful life.
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Old 03-05-2008, 09:29 AM   #10
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*gently puts away her crown royal dice bag*
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