RIP Gary Gygax

March 4, 2008 at 6:14 pm (D&D)

Found via Balloon-Juice, via Ned Ragget:

“Death attacks Gygax.
Gygax misses saving throw.
Gary Gygax dies.”

I’m sure we’ll be talking about this at our next gaming session but I would just like to acknowledge that this man has had some positive influence upon my life. I first started my role-playing experience with Advanced Dungeons and Dragons 2nd Edition and a small group of friends (who were veterans of the tabletop sport) over four years ago and, for the most part, it’s been a weekly event ever since.

Before I was introduced to the joy of this odd little hobby, I went out drinking and got totally sauced nearly every weekend, not to mention what I imbibed during the week, and it wasn’t before long that I realized this habit wasn’t doing me any good. I’m not sure if D&D had any direct impact on my decision to cut back on my Irish tendencies, but it certainly helped keep me occupied during part of the weekend. As a result, I eventually lost touch with the thirst. Although I still drink on occasion, it no longer calls out to me as it once did. And for that, I’d like to thank Mr. Gygax for helping create a game that is at least as enjoyable as forgetting what happened the night before.

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3 Comments

  1. Amanda said,

    I like to think the company helps too 🙂

  2. asfarasthoughtcanreach said,

    Of course! That goes without saying. Or at least I hope it does.

  3. riphoudouso said,

    The company definitely appreciates you around:D Where would we be without the Chets, Guts’s and Magarius’s?

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