RIP Gary Gygax

Discussion in 'Games: RPG & Miniatures' started by LightWarden, Mar 4, 2008.

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  1. LightWarden Force Ghost

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    One of the fathers of Tabletop RPGs has passed away. Play a good game in memory.
  2. whiskers Force Ghost

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  3. Aragorn327 Manager Emeritus

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    RIP Mr Gygax.

    Even for those of you who don't read Order of the Stick, today's tribute's worth a gander: link.
  4. Jedimarine Force Ghost

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    Thanks to the boys at Penny Arcade.

    [image=http://www.penny-arcade.com/images/2008/20080304.jpg]

    Tip me a 20 now and then, Gary.
  5. Yuul_Shamar Force Ghost

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  6. dp4m Chosen One

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    //drinks a healing potion...
    //tips one out for my homey...
  7. Jedi_Dajuan Admin: FanForce and Games

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    :( Pretty much everyone in this forum owes their games to him. How sad.
  8. Jedi Merkurian Episode VII Thread-Reaper

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    Fixed that for ya ;)
  9. Amon_Amarth Force Ghost

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    That was quite sad. My friends and I rolled d20s on the session in his honour.

    :(
  10. Svebor Jedi Knight

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  11. inkpenavenger Jedi Knight

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    GenCon Indy this year is doing several events in honor of Gary.

    On Saturday, August 16th at 12:00 pm EST, there will be a moment of silence.

    An open event called the "Tower of Gygax" using the AD&D system will be run during the convention. I know I'll be playing it if I have time.

    The "Grand Gygaxian Dice Collection" will be outside the main entrance. Convention-goers can toss in a die or two for Gary, and the entire collection will be auctioned off at the GenCon charity auction on Saturday. I'm tossing in a d10 for V:tM (the first tabletop rpg I ever played), and a d20 for the various d20 games I've enjoyed. Maybe I'll throw in a die for all of you at TFN too.

    A Memorial Book will be assembled, including the contributed character sheets, stories, etc of convention-goers. This book will also be sold at the charity auction. I plan on putting in a V:tM sheet, a D&D 3.5 sheet of my favorite character build (the Untouchable Monk), and perhaps a short essay on what gaming has meant to me in my life.

    Farewell Gary, you will be missed.
  12. Ramza JC Head Admin and RPF Manager

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    I can say without utmost seriousness that it makes me wish I was going to GenCon just to participate in that sort of tribute. Gary deserves nothing less.
  13. FlareStorm Force Ghost

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    I'd like to see pics of that dice memorial, if anyone runs across them.
  14. inkpenavenger Jedi Knight

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  15. Amon_Amarth Force Ghost

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    I wish I could goto GenCon for that.
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