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Itch
03-06-2008, 04:01 PM
Gary Gygax co-creator and founder of Dungeons & Dragons passed away this week.

Anyone who's ever played an RPG or MMORPG owes this guy a nod..

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/81988-Gary-Gygax-Dies

Italian Jew
03-06-2008, 04:11 PM
Yeah I saw that....he was a figurehead of all geeks(geek isn't bad) everywhere. I never got into D&D, but it was the CS of his time I suppose. All RPG and MMORPG play should stop for a day, in memorium...

Josh
03-06-2008, 04:22 PM
Saw this on WoW's main site yesterday lol. Sad to see such a great innovator pass away, but thats life.

EvInReaLife
03-06-2008, 04:47 PM
Ive never heard of him

Italian Jew
03-06-2008, 05:17 PM
Well, you are probably to young to know the phenomenon like many of us. I know of him through Modern Marvels and other educational programming like that.

Cool guy, should look him up

LegalSmash
03-06-2008, 08:05 PM
I am sad, I played AD&D and 3rd Ed throughout HS and College... fun times. He will be missed... I just hope WOTC/EtC who ever has the license now doesnt royally fuck the d20 system up.

VirDeBello
03-06-2008, 08:31 PM
D&D, I heard of that. How did he die? Was it because he got too frustrated with the game and shot himself like other people? lmao thats messed up but what happened to him just old age?

Itch
03-06-2008, 08:37 PM
The news posts don't say.. just that he was in his early 70's.

VirDeBello
03-06-2008, 08:59 PM
The news posts don't say.. just that he was in his early 70's.

Hmmm......well many people around the world are thankful for is innovation and open-minded manner and creating a cool game. :3

SOLANUM
03-07-2008, 12:33 AM
I never actually got into playing the game but I still collect the game pieces, i have at least 200 of em lined up on my shelves. Sorry to hear hes gone.


Sol :)

LegalSmash
03-07-2008, 01:43 PM
Actually Vir, the game didnt get retarded until wizards of th e coast got their hands on it... prior to that it was pretty damn enjoyable.... think of playing elder scrolls oblivion with less rules but on paper.

I believe he died of some sort of cancer... I've heard the guy was a hard core chain smoker.

Itch
03-07-2008, 01:50 PM
I think the point is that he was the Grandfather of all RPG's be it on paper or PC. They took a great idea built a great game and it evolved into a huge subculture.

Anyone who is addicted to WoW, Everquest, Elderscrolls, NeverWinter Etc. Can trace the games lineage back to the original D&D.

LegalSmash
03-07-2008, 02:09 PM
Yep. It all started in some dude's basement...

Slavic
03-07-2008, 09:35 PM
True, it is logical to say that just about all RPG games had some sort of link to the original D&D. If i'm not mistaken, the first RPG computer games where basically virtual D&D games.

LegalSmash
03-07-2008, 11:07 PM
yep it was like a statistics calculator for dice

Xearo
03-08-2008, 05:47 AM
This is Rather disappointing to hear. I've attempted to play D&D but it's rather hard to find people since I live in a rather small town. But nonetheless it was an amazing idea and it evolved in many ways. Even today people find it enjoyable.

LegalSmash
03-09-2008, 10:54 AM
we should make an online text based version on zm for those that have never played. We can make it our own, draw up rules, make some sort of program to mimic dice throwing of the different (d3-d20 variety) and have mods that act as GM's on the forum...

Anyone interested in drafting this up with me?

The Commissar
03-10-2008, 07:23 AM
we should make an online text based version on zm for those that have never played. We can make it our own, draw up rules, make some sort of program to mimic dice throwing of the different (d3-d20 variety) and have mods that act as GM's on the forum...

Anyone interested in drafting this up with me?

I did a couple of zombie/apocalypse undead D&D style games before, im up for giving u a hand.


On a sadder note, shame such a brilliant mind passed away, but atleast he made the lives of others that little bit more enjyable on a dark sunday evening when your bored and want a game.

Hes probably sitting in heaven as we speak with his +3 mace.

LegalSmash
03-10-2008, 10:30 AM
and his armor of baphomet...

Itch
03-10-2008, 10:35 AM
And me.. well I'm still wearing my +1 t-shirt

LegalSmash
03-10-2008, 10:57 AM
Im taking notes in remedies class, fortifying my wisdom by +2 for one hour.

Itch
03-10-2008, 01:49 PM
Not a bad NY Times article about his death.. Great flow chart too.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/opinion/09rogers.html?_r=3&pagewanted=all&oref=slogin&oref=slogin