Gary Gygax is dead

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by octotron, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. octotron

    octotron First time out of the vault

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    Mar 2, 2005
    An AP report says Mr. Gygax died this morning at his home. He was 69. You should know who he was, but if not, the creator of D&D and really p&p RPG's in general. We all know what that led to.

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

    No mention of our game, but we'll let that go.

    Farewell, Gary. Thanks man.
     
  2. McRae

    McRae For sale: clown shoes, never worn Orderite

    Dec 9, 2007
    ... A bad news. Rest in peace man.
     
  3. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Admin

    May 27, 2004
    well, pinning it all on one guy is probably a bit much, octotron...

    also, 6 kids? not bad for nerd! ;)
     
  4. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Moderator

    Apr 15, 2005
    Old school nerd...

    R.I.P.
     
  5. Josh

    Josh Vault Senior Citizen

    Jul 8, 2003
    Well thats a critical miss and a half.
     
  6. Ctaylor

    Ctaylor First time out of the vault

    53
    Jun 14, 2004
    Without Gary Gygax, TSR and D&D, it would have been highly unlikely our favorite game would have been made. At least half the team were involved in some sort of RPG campaign at work. But going even farther back, without D&D, there is no Bard's Tale. Without Bard's Tale, no Wasteland.

    The only reason I was hired at Interplay was because of a D&D game.

    RIP, Mr. Gygax, RIP.
     
  7. Briosafreak

    Briosafreak Lived Through the Heat Death

    Dec 18, 2003
    What I posted at the blog:

     
  8. welsh

    welsh Junkmaster

    Apr 5, 2003
    Guy creates one of the beloved games in the last 50 years, a game that spawns off both pen and paper and computer copycats, and CNN writes

    Here's another obit-

     
  9. babadook

    babadook Background Radiant
    Orderite

    Apr 2, 2005
    The weird dices will roll!

    Rest in peace
     
  10. Black

    Black Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 21, 2007
    May he roll only natural 20s in his afterlife.
     
  11. Ah-Teen

    Ah-Teen Vault Senior Citizen
    Orderite

    Jun 21, 2007
    *21 magic missile salute and a sniffle*
     
  12. Tandy

    Tandy First time out of the vault

    69
    May 5, 2006
    A failed saving throw against finger of dead is tough luck Gary.Now you have to reroll.

    R.I.P Gary
     
  13. Sorrow

    Sorrow So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Feb 9, 2006
    Only 69? That's sad :( .

    R.I.P.
     
  14. Mettle

    Mettle Still Mildly Glowing

    296
    Nov 9, 2007
    The man gave me many happy weekends.
    R.I.P.
     
  15. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Really strange that such a legend is gone now.

    I am by no means a D&D fan but without it we wouldn't have a lot of Western RPGs and CRPGS.
     
  16. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    And a RIP from me to him as well - I may be one of the few that actually like D&D games and I appreciate his work.

    Sure hope he didn't end up in the Wall of the Faithless.
     
  17. Black

    Black Vault Senior Citizen

    Jun 21, 2007
  18. SkynetV4

    SkynetV4 Mildly Dipped

    589
    Jan 25, 2005
    :cry:

    I remember playing Warriors of the Eternal Sun in Sega Genesis when I was a kid. I loved the game but I never knew about Dungeons and Dragons as a whole until I got my computer. Now that I have begun to read into the DnD sourcebooks, I'm really getting into it. I have never Roleplayed in PnP but I just might. I'm quite saddened that such a wonderful person died. The man literally had a whole universe in his mind and managed to drag us all into it.

    ***Rolls for Wish*** 20!

    I wish Gary to come back into the living!

    ***DM ASSHOLE GOD*** Callous grin. Very well, as you have worded, it shall be...

    ***Gary Gygax*** Rejoice, I have a plan to bring back TSR!

    ***DM ASSHOLE GOD*** Are you not forgetting something, youngling?

    PC Gary Gygax has an inoperable, terminal cardiopathy. -Gary Gygax collapses-

    ***On the seven testicles of Treculius, I shall have revenge!***

    -A torrasque has emerged from the Shadows!-The torrasque smells deeply of musk and is...quite feverish-

    ***DM ASSHOLE GOD*** Have fun, kthxby.

    -Torrasque anally rapes PC Skynet V4-

    Roll for escape grapple! 1

    NOOOOOOOOOOO! Unf Unf Unf! :shock:
     
  19. Mord_Sith

    Mord_Sith Mildly Dipped

    588
    Sep 21, 2007
    Umm, well my games were never that... prolific skynet, but I can also say that I greatly enjoyed 2nd ed for some time and am always ready to play it (nasty habit of carrying my dice everywhere with me on the weekends...)

    To the creator of one of my more favorite past-times: I salute you, and may your inspiration live on in the hearts and minds of all the people your games touched.
     
  20. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    As the creator of a game vastly different from any other and spawning many similar ones I think he is a pioneering genius. Although I've hardly ever played D&D I also owe him my thanks for those things leading to the development of RPG's for electronic entertainment which I enjoy often. I thank him for his influence both direct and indirect to create a pastime not only fun, but safe and maybe even a little educational.

    Sincerely,
    The Vault Dweller