Tuesday, March 04, 2008

RIP Gary Gygax

At first I was merely horrified when Jason chose to out me as a former RPG'er. And, no, kids... RPG did not always mean "World of Warcraft". At one point, it meant cloistering yourself with neighborhood kids, a set of books, a pile of dice, and a Dungeon Master's screen.

Then I found out Gary Gygax died, and, you know... I would not have hesitated to tell Mr. Gygax all about my former RPGing, no matter what crowd I was in. And so today I salute Mr. Gygax and his creation, Dungeons & Dragons. And would tell him, thanks for making my life a bit richer. I salute you, and Zack the 25th Level Elven Thief (Chaotic Good) salutes you from whatever Avalon of forgotten RPG characters he sailed to long ago.

read Steanso's tribute here.


Anonymous said...

I respect Gygax because, indirectly, he allowed us to see that Donny Most is a credible voice actor.


The League said...

I never realized before... he must have been Eric, the ranger.

Michael Corley said...

I owe an incalculable debt to this man.

On the one hand, playing such games exponential broadened my imagination.

But more importantly, it gave me the wonderful excuse to spend long hours with friends.