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RIP Gary Gygax

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

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  1. LightWarden

    LightWarden Jedi Master star 4

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    One of the fathers of Tabletop RPGs has [link=http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=08/03/04/1750206]passed away[/link]. Play a good game in memory.
     
  2. whiskers

    whiskers Jedi Grand Master star 4

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  3. Aragorn327

    Aragorn327 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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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=http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0536.html]link[/link].
     
  4. Jedimarine

    Jedimarine Jedi Master star 5

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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

    Yuul_Shamar Jedi Master star 4

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  6. dp4m

    dp4m Chosen One star 10

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    //drinks a healing potion...
    //tips one out for my homey...
     
  7. Jedi_Dajuan

    Jedi_Dajuan Administrator Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    :( Pretty much everyone in this forum owes their games to him. How sad.
     
  8. Jedi Merkurian

    Jedi Merkurian New Films Thread Reaper and Rumor Naysayer star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Fixed that for ya ;)
     
  9. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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

    :(
     
  10. Svebor

    Svebor Jedi Youngling star 1

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    He will be missed.
     
  11. inkpenavenger

    inkpenavenger Jedi Youngling star 1

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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

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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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

    FlareStorm Jedi Master star 6

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

    inkpenavenger Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I'll take a picture.
     
  15. Amon_Amarth

    Amon_Amarth Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I wish I could goto GenCon for that.
     
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