Wednesday, March 5, 2008
Library update: Rolling in his grave
This is a very sad and personal post for any and all D&D players, at the ripe age of 69 Gary "father of modern fantasy role play" Gygax failed his saving throw for the last time.
The creator of D&D and its various expansions and extended editions has been hailed as not only the father of modern dice based role play but by some as the grandfather of most modern MMORPG's. As we say goodbye however i would just like to say a solemn and heartfelt goodbye to a man who has provided both inspiration and decades of enjoyable gaming to us all.
Now as a celebration of his life and his most inspired creation (D&D) im throwing a 1st edition party at my place this weekend, minmaxing and LARPing will be frowned upon but understandable under the circumstances.
Bring some beer and a pointy hat, its going to be a long weekend.