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  1. #1
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    Default Sad Geek Day.

    I been playing RP based games since.. ~winces~ '81, starting with D&D. When I came across this.. just thought to pass it along...

    Gary Gygax, co-creator of TSR & Dungeons and Dragons is reported to
    have passed away after being in poor health following several
    strokes along with the complications from several medications.

    Most Role-Playing Games, including online MMORPG's can directly
    trace their roots to that first boxed set of rules with the funny-
    looking dice that was published in 1974.

    R.I.P.

    Order of the Stick - Tribute to Gary Gyrax
    http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0536.html

    More about the Man
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Gygax
    Last edited by Etianna; 03-06-2008 at 05:31 PM.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Sad Geek Day.

    I heard about this. It is sad because he's sort of the reason we are all here today.

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    Default Re: Sad Geek Day.

    The end of an era, the start of a new one. At least that's how I like to think of it.

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    Default Re: Sad Geek Day.

    I completely forgot who he was but after someone telling me he invented D&D I was saddened. I have to agree with Auroralee that he is the reason why I'm here today. I started playing D&D back in 83 so I have his butt to blame for my addiction!! =)

    RIP Gary
    Mendler
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    Default Re: Sad Geek Day.

    A very sad day. I started playing D&D shortly after it was published. I still remember my brother getting the Dungeon Masters Guide and I got the Monster Manual for Xmas when they came out. Somewhere, I still have the Original Booklet of Chainmail, and my brother has the White Box set of the 3 D&D booklets.

    Have not played the game since I started playing EQ...

    He will be missed.

    Anyone up to take out Vekna??

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    Default Re: Sad Geek Day.

    heh

    D&D... never forget that from grade school, thats when i first played it! and i am 37 now....

    Keyera
    105 cleric
    Undivided Faith
    Drinal




    Sprinting over the fields, swinging a mighty hammer, cometh Keyera! And she gives a bloodthirsty roar:

    "I'm going to bludgeon you into the stuff of nightmares!"

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Sad Geek Day.

    imagination

    kC

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    Default Re: Sad Geek Day.

    Not that much older then you Key...only 2 years.

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