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RIP Gary Gygax

 
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Glammo



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:33 pm    Post subject: RIP Gary Gygax Reply with quote

So it goes.
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Will



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sad

He was kind of set in his ways, but it is still sad that the Gawdfather of Role-Playing has shuffled off this mortal coil...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find it odd that WotC is dedicating 4E to him. Didn't he hate 3E? I can't imagine him liking this one any better.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

4E wouldn't have happened without him, even if it's not necessarily "his" game. Was Gygax known for "my way or the highway" roleplaying? Just because he'd play a different game doesn't mean he won't let others play.

I may not be crazy about 4th Edition, but hell, as long as you're not playing FATAL, do what you will.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 3:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Idunno. I guess it's a nice sentiment, but if I invented surrealist art* and Damien Hirst dedicated anything to me, I'd be rolling in my grave.

http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/03/04
Heh. Rolling in his grave. As in rolling dice. Heh. Heh heh. Uuugh, too soon?



* Not that I greatly appreciate "modern" art... but the analogy still works because while I like Salvador Dali, I hates dat Hirst.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glammo wrote:
Idunno. I guess it's a nice sentiment, but if I invented surrealist art* and Damien Hirst dedicated anything to me, I'd be rolling in my grave.


Even chicken panties?

I see your point, but I don't think they mean any harm.
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Will



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

izzat wrote:
Was Gygax known for "my way or the highway" roleplaying?


Actually, I'm pretty sure he was on the record as having said that if you play AD&D with house rules, you're not playing AD&D. Shocked

Still. Like you said -- 3e and 4e both owe the vast majority of what they are to Gygax (and, of course, Arneson).

-Will
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 10:36 am    Post subject: More Eulogies Reply with quote

http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/videos.jhtml?videoId=156302

http://xkcd.com/393/

Any other good ones out there? Smile

-Will
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will wrote:
Actually, I'm pretty sure he was on the record as having said that if you play AD&D with house rules, you're not playing AD&D. Shocked

This illustrates my point. I'm not saying anyone should be mad at WotC for the dedication, I'm just just saying Mr. Gygax would do a spit take. You know... if he were a zombie... who liked coffee...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:15 pm    Post subject: Re: More Eulogies Reply with quote

Will wrote:
http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/videos.jhtml?videoId=156302

http://xkcd.com/393/

Any other good ones out there? Smile

-Will

Didn't see the Colbert one yet. I wonder if he really rolled 20!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's another!

http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0536.html
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Even chicken panties?


Why do still open links that Thomas posts? Although, it was exactly what he said it would be...
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