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RIP Gary Gygax
« on: March 05, 2008, 10:49:43 am »
The online community is in mourning after the death of Gary Gygax, the co-creator of iconic role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons, aged 69.

Gygax designed the first version of Dungeons & Dragons with Dave Arneson in 1974. The game became enormously popular and spawned the role-playing genre, as well as a host of followers including RuneQuest and Vampire: The Masquerade.

For his role in the creation of Dungeons & Dragons, Gygax was regarded as one of the fathers of modern gaming and had become a celebrity icon in geek culture.

http://www.news.com.au/technology/story/0,25642,23323350-5014239,00.html


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Re: RIP Gary Gygax
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008, 10:38:51 pm »
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Re: RIP Gary Gygax
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2008, 07:42:35 pm »
It was the early D & D manuals that got me into painting fantasy art.  I thought if red flying hippopotamuses were the industry standard then I thought I had a sporting chance, then along came Jeff Easley and shattered my dreams.

Shame to hear about Gary, he was responsible for many happy hours on wet, rainy days.
We need more people like him in the world.   :)
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