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 Post subject: RIP Gary Gygax
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:34 pm 
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Gary Gygax, at age 69, died today. For those of you too young to remember or too new to gaming, Gary Gygax was co-creator of the original Dungeons and Dragons, and is by and large considered the father of RPGs. Record of Lodoss War was, essentially, a campaign run on this system, and the original console RPGs like Final Fantasy and Dragon Quest were simply electronic interpretations of the game. So you can see the far-reaching effects he's had, not only on gaming, but on much of the Japanese media we all enjoy.

In any case, just thought I should pass the news along.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 6:58 am 
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I first saw over at rpg.net. Truly a sad moment. His works are what drew me into gaming to begin with.


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:33 am 
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Yeah, I heard this on the MUSH I play on at times. Very sad news, but as someone said, everyone dies. It's one of the few constants of life, and it is sometimes a blessing in disguise. From what I understand he had some health problems.

However, he helped bring forth a great way of storytelling, and if it weren't for his help, we wouldn't be playing these types of games today.

RIP Gary.

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