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Gary Gygax dies at 69
« on: March 05, 2008, 08:49:17 AM »
Gary Gygax, who co-created the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons and helped start the role-playing phenomenon, died Tuesday morning at his home in Lake Geneva. He was 69.

He had been suffering from health problems for several years, including an abdominal aneurysm, said his wife, Gail Gygax.

Gygax and Dave Arneson developed Dungeons & Dragons in 1974 using medieval characters and mythical creatures. The game known for its oddly shaped dice became a hit, particularly among teenage boys, and eventually was turned into video games, books and movies.

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2008, 08:51:12 AM »
looks like he fucked up his d20 saving throw vs death.
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2008, 09:26:29 AM »
What loot did he drop?

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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2008, 12:20:18 PM »
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He had been suffering from health problems for several years, including an abdominal aneurysm and his wife, Gail Gygax.
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2008, 12:28:21 PM »
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Besides his wife, Gygax is survived by six children.
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008, 12:51:07 PM »
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2008, 02:43:15 PM »
Just read this :(
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« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2008, 02:46:42 PM »
Yeah, that's a shame. He sure made a great game...

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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2008, 03:37:39 PM »
For some reason, this has me really bummed out today :(
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« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2008, 04:33:55 PM »
Hasn't affected me in the least, you just suck Dude :P
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2008, 03:09:30 AM »
He has gone to the dungeons masters gaming hall in the sky.

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« Reply #11 on: March 07, 2008, 06:12:23 PM »
xkcd chipped in.  RIP Gary.  :(



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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2008, 08:13:41 PM »
That's what I'm talkin about.
People always tell me that they're crazy. Crazy people aren't so fucking boring.

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« Reply #13 on: March 07, 2008, 08:14:50 PM »
People always tell me that they're crazy. Crazy people aren't so fucking boring.

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« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2008, 12:44:43 AM »
69 lol
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