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Miscellaneous News   Miscellaneous News : Gary Gygax Died at 69. He created D&D!
   posted by Raffaele on 5-Mar-2008 8:35:15 (2809 reads)
Gary Gygax was one of the two people who created Dungeons & Dragons, the first best seller in Fantasy RPG.

Entire generations of people played his game!

D&D inspired the creations of dozens of videogames, starting from Atari 2600 and Intellivision consoles upto Amiga computers!

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Re: Gary Gygax Died at 69. He created D&D!
Posted on 5-Mar-2008 15:39:07
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I played a couple of times in the early ages. Im sorry he died 69 years old.

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So sad news... the father of RPGs has died...
RPGs have been a good part of my life and still now, even if married, are ain important bit of my free time.

Me and other players had a pizza with him during a Con in Modena some years ago and he was a very brilliant man, still young inside and willing to stay young in company of young minded people. He had an unique way of telling stories and a good philosophy about balancing RPG and real life. A true Master he was...

For who do not play pen&paper RPGs try to figure out a videogaming world without Dungeon Master, Eye of the Beholder, Baldur's Gate, Diablo, Oblivion, Gothic, ADOM, Ultima...

So, dear Gary, if you ever be able to read bits'n'bytes a very big THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU HAVE DONE IN YOUR LIFE from the deep of my heart, the world I know would not have been the same wiyhout you being among us.

Last edited by ErikBauer on 05-Mar-2008 at 03:53 PM.


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Sad news. Played some of his games on the Intellivision.
May he rest in peace. All my sympathies to his family and friends.


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Sad, RIP . . . Enjoyed your work . . .

D&D was fun even on paper, but I enjoyed the computer games more. On Pencil and Paper, I preferred D&D with the Arduin add-on's.


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I do not apprecciate RPG fantasy games...

But I respect the man and the genius.

My condolences to the family.

May he rest in peace!


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Fantasy was really present in my life!

RIP to that Genius!

And THANKS for what he created!


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I worked for Gary through Troll Lord Games as a writer, and met him on many occasions. He was a swell guy and will be missed. Fire up some Pools of Radiance on his behalf.


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It is indeed a SAD day. I still have all my old 1st Edition AD&D Books and have been playing for years.


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Peace to him and what an amazing life that was lived.


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Sad to hear.
My condoleances to his family


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Gary Gygax did for games what Jay Miner did for computing. He took his interest to a whole new level by creating something completely new, and set a new standard which is still used as a benchmark. Like Jay, he didn't work alone, but he became the icon because of his passion.

The man was a genius.

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Sad to hear that. 69 is still young to die. Unfortunetly I've never played D & Ds on any computer or consoles...but I use to watch the Saturday morning cartoons way back in the early 80's It was my favorite. I've also saw the movie. So sad when people die so young:(


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Sad to hear the news

I never really got into D&D although I appreciate that it was and still is very popular. I first came across a text only computer version of D&D in the early 80's and remember several of my work colleagues being really hooked.

Anyway R.I.P. Gary.

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Rest In Peace Gary.

I'm a RPG fan, me and the lads still play and I'm currently DM. His dream and vision started it all, my Tuesday nights have never been the same since I discovered D&D.

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Giant in the Playground has a tribute comic.

http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0536.html

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He rolled a one when he needed a six...


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The Onion has an amusing comment


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Sad news indeed.
Was into D&D as a youngster and still like computer RPG games now.
I also managed to get my hands on a fantasy book written by Gary,was very good.


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