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WebShaman
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 03-04-2008 21:54 Edit Quote

Gary Gygax, the co-creator of D&D has passed away.

Dungeons & Dragons co-creator dies at 69

D&D basically rescued my life, and kept me from sliding into drugs and the gang scene in my high school years.

This is a sad day for me.

One of my icons has died.

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

Blaise
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: London
Insane since: Jun 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-05-2008 09:53 Edit Quote

I'll be rolling a d20 in his honour today.

warjournal
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-05-2008 12:15 Edit Quote

Can't say I know much about Gary the person, but I'm definitely familiar with his work.

Anybody wanna guard a caravan from raiders? Or scout the local goblin caves? Chase down the Theives' Guild? Battle corruption in the clergy?

Makes me want to tell the quick little story of my first real D&D session. If I get back into it, this story will be the first on my list.

I still have the dice that came with D&D 1rst Ed boxed set. I'll roll them in his honour.

RIP

CPrompt
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: there...no..there.....
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 03-05-2008 17:01 Edit Quote



Later,

C:\

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-06-2008 07:17 Edit Quote
quote:
D&D basically rescued my life, and kept me from sliding into drugs and the gang scene in my high school years.



That's interesting to read, all my teachers having tried to convince me that playing D&D would do just the opposite to me. (I didn't buy any of it, of course. Especially the part about demons replacing my soul when I became really steeped in my character.)

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-06-2008 11:57 Edit Quote

Meh... you run the risk of letting personality traits of your characters influence your own personality if you're an author, or if you write screenplays, or if you're an actor... creating a playing a character in a roleplaying game is no different. I don't let any of my characters overtake me. And they can be useful little playgrounds in which to safely examine personality traits that you yourself exhibit and the effects that they can have on people.


Justice 4 Pat Richard

DL-44
Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-06-2008 17:56 Edit Quote
quote:

Wes said:
That's interesting to read, all my teachers having tried to convince me that playing D&amp;D would do just the opposite to me. (I didn't buy any of it, of course. Especially the part about demons replacing my soul when I became really steeped in my character.)



exactly what I was going to say

Wes
Paranoid (IV) Mad Scientist

From: Inside THE BOX
Insane since: May 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-07-2008 18:02 Edit Quote

Love the XKCD.

Tao
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Pool Of Life
Insane since: Nov 2003

IP logged posted posted 03-07-2008 20:45 Edit Quote

Excellent stuff Wes, made me laugh. I've bookmarked that page straight away.


Those who look for monsters should look to it that
they do not become monsters. For when you gaze
long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.

WebShaman
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 03-07-2008 22:50 Edit Quote

That is priceless, Wes. Thanks for posting it.

"Oh jesus, he is getting out another rulebook!"

Puuuuuure gold!

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

DL-44
Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-08-2008 19:28 Edit Quote

warjournal
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From:
Insane since: Aug 2000

IP logged posted posted 03-09-2008 03:28 Edit Quote

My favorite mockumentary

Fear of Girls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmgLOKRl5J0

GrythusDraconis
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Here and There
Insane since: Jul 2002

IP logged posted posted 03-26-2008 19:51 Edit Quote

The World of Warcraft 2.4 patch yesterday was dedicated to Gary Gygax. I felt it was a nice gesture.

GD

Wolfen
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Minnesota
Insane since: Jan 2001

IP logged posted posted 03-26-2008 22:14 Edit Quote

As a MUD player, I definately raise my paw and salute a great genius.


'Hey, take it easy and enjoy life.... or in your case, death.' -- Yoh Asakura, 'Shaman King'

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