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    Gary Gygax has died. Clicky.

    I doth quote Slashdot:

    Mearlus writes "In the recent past co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons Gary Gygax has worked with Troll Lord Games, a small tabletop RPG publisher. Their forums have up a post noting that Mr. Gygax has apparently passed away. Gygax was known, along with Dave Arneson, as the Father of Roleplaying."

    I am devastated.

    Edit: I was finally able to put into words how I feel; originally posted to Wheaton:

    It's never easy being different, but Gary Gygax and his fantastical D&D filled our void by giving us dorks, geeks, freaks and losers a calling. With dice in hand, we found each other, banding together to form a tight-knit community.

    Sure, we're still pretty weird compared to whatever society claims is 'normal,' but I'll take us over them any day.

    I'll miss Gary forever.


    Beav said...

    Holy Crap!

    "-30,000 news of sucking. You miss."

    Man, I want to cry. I want to yell his soul to Valhalla. I want to play a game in his name. I just want it to not be true.

    Soo Mi said...

    I did cry. I felt like I had lost all sense of time and meaning.

    I sat staring at that headline on Fark for a long time before my shaking hand could click the link, the only thing going through my head was, "no no no no no no..." like a toddler locked in a tantrum.

    Reading the proof on Slashdot killed something inside. I had felt that as long as Gary was somewhere out there in the world, then the world would be all right.

    We must slog through an old-school dungeon crawl in his honor.

    Beav said...

    Soo, if you haven't seen today's (7 Mar) XKCD, you must go there immediately. (or sooner)

    Soo Mi said...

    Been there, done that.