Wednesday, March 05, 2008

RIP Gary Gygax

Thanks to Cale for the tip - Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of Dungeons and Dragons, died yesterday.

Wow. I've been playing D&D for over 20 years...probably closer to 25. I remember the Basic Set my parents got me for Christmas. Man, that came out in 1977! I can't remember how old I was when I got it - I'll have to find out.

I have D&D to thank for many of the friendships I still have, and many new ones I've made since holding those dice for the first time.

Here is a link to one of the many websites that mention his passing, and it has an email address that was set up to communicate any thoughts you may have to the Gygax family.


Anonymous said...

I think my debt to D&D and Gygax are even deeper than owing my friendships to it/him.

I honestly believe I owe my LIFE to it/him.

I had a VERY bad childhood. I needed to escape. I was surrounded by drugs and worse.

I think had my half brother not started playing D&D I would have either 1) not had a way of escaping or 2)would have done as my other siblings did and turned to drugs to escape the abuse.

I jokingly call D&D my "drug of choice"... that isn't to far off.

So I too owe my friendships to D&D but I also owe everything else to it as well.

RIP Mr. Gygax

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