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RIP Gary Gygax


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:57 pm
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You may or may not have heard yet but the great Gary Gygax passed away today.

"MILWAUKEE (AP) - The man who co-created the game Dungeons & Dragons and helped start the role-playing phenomenon is dead.

Gary Gygax (GEYE'-gaks) died this morning at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, about 55 miles southwest of Milwaukee.

His wife, Gail Gygax, says he had been suffering from health problems for several years, including an abdominal aneurysm.

Gygax and co-creator Dave Arneson developed the role-playing game in 1974 and it went on to become 1 of the best-selling games ever. Dungeons & Dragons is considered the grandfather of fantasy role-playing games and has influenced video games, books, movies and inspired legions of adoring fans.

Gygax' wife says he always enjoyed hearing from the game's devoted fans about how the game influenced their lives." (

He shall be missed. I made this thread to commemorate this great man, whom without, we would not have many of the great games that we love to play.

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Post Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:20 pm
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I am saddened to hear this. I remember back in Junior High taking up Dungeons & Dragons and creating the character of Cryofax (yep he goes back that far) and working toward creating a Rangers Guild. So indirectly Mr. Gygax helped build this place. But then again he built THE blueprint for role playing games which all have followed since, including both video games and table top games. So his influence has truly touched us all.

Those early books & manuals written mostly by Gary himself were like old friends in my formative years. I still have most of them as a matter of fact, including my original D&D "basic" box set and pewter figures. I would have to say Gary Gygax was truly one of the biggest influences on my life. Not just in the game he created, but by his writing style, wit, humor, and imagination.

R.I.P Mr Gygax. You will be missed.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:37 pm
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Before this post i never even knew that name but it is unfourtunet that such an important person is gone...
Especially sice he helped (indirectly) make this site.


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Post Posted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:43 pm
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No! Not Gygax... ;(

I have spent many an hour, talking and laughing with good friends over a game of Dnd. It is truly a tragedy that the game's creator is no longer with us. May you rest in peace, Gary Gygax. Thanks for all that you have given us.


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:44 pm
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R.I.P to a great man. Indeed, he shall truly be missed, my thoughts go out to his family. Again, may he Rest In Peace...

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