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« on: March 04, 2008, 08:10:45 PM »

It is a sad day for geeks and nerds everywhere.

http://news.aol.com/story/_a/dandd-co-creator-gary-gygax-dies-at-69/20080304172209990001
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« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2008, 08:18:25 PM »

My condolences to the man who made many of us the people we are today.  He will be missed.  What impresses me is that he lived and breathed this till his final days hosting D&D gatherings at his house.  You hear about most people who make this incredible contribution then get sick of it after a short time and never want to hear about it again.  Yet Gygax embraced D&D in his latter years and that's awesome.
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« Reply #2 on: March 04, 2008, 08:38:27 PM »

That man is fuckin awesome. I wish I could've come to his house and played D&D with him before he died.

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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2008, 09:55:51 PM »

Deep bummer. No hope for a resurrection spell, huh?
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2008, 10:14:08 PM »

Man, I'm gonna miss Gary. He's a huge part of our modern culture, and for that I'm deeply grateful.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008, 06:59:38 AM »

I actually gasped when I saw that this morning. :(
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008, 07:47:23 AM »

Doesn't matter whether you played the pencil and paper version or not, everyone here has been affected by his work.  It's a sad day for RPG players everywhere.  Wish I could have had the chance to meet him.

I have to watch that episode of Futurama he was in again...
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008, 08:04:00 AM »

Me too.

Good interview here.

http://gadgets.boingboing.net/2008/03/04/dungeons-dragons-cre.html
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2008, 07:13:41 PM »

I was seriously very distressed after hearing about this yesterday...
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« Reply #9 on: March 08, 2008, 09:34:35 PM »

Can no one spare ten thousand gold to buy a diamond for a resurrection?

I had the fortunate coincidence of playing D&D on the day of his death. Despite his somewhat tyrannical style of play, he did much for the state of gaming everywhere. I was momentarily despondent.

I wonder which plane of his creation he ended up on.
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