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 Post subject: Gary Gygax RIP beloved friend and father of the game we love
PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:56 am 
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A sad, sad day for us all.

He was reported as being home, with family and friends, when he passed.

I miss him greatly and wish I had met him in person before this happened.

Now I will never be able to give him the treasure chest.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:34 pm 
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I didn't believe it until I saw it posted on the Troll Lord forums from Steve.

How do you give thanks for a life that gave us so much joy? It's a somber day.

//H

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:54 pm 
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Indeed. This is a pretty sad. :(

While it's an immediate loss for everyone who knew him personally, I think we can safely agree that this crazy planet has already gained a great deal from Mr. Gygax already.

Everyone here no doubt would be on a different path were it not for that amazing old wizard.

As I just posted on my own site, while we all want to give our thanks and say "rest in peace"....most likely he's got a hold of some kick-ass epic dice now!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:07 pm 
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Jeff LaSala wrote:
As I just posted on my own site, while we all want to give our thanks and say "rest in peace"....most likely he's got a hold of some kick-ass epic dice now!


I'll drink to that.

The forums on Troll Lords games has opened up posting to guests for a brief while, so that folks can offer up their thoughts:

http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/viewtopic ... llordgames

Expect a bit of lag, for all the right reasons.

//H

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:36 pm 
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A very sad day.....I can only offer my thanks to Gary for introducing me to roleplaying 30 years ago with the blue-cover D&D book - still got it somewhere, going to have to dig it out and reminisce for a while. Thanks Gary for 30 years (so far) of fun!!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 4:49 pm 
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Farewell Gary, and thanks for bringing us the hobby that we play every week.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:32 pm 
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Thank you Gary. I only talked to you once, but you did make a difference in my life.

A very positive difference.

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A sad day indeed. I owe my desire to write RPG adventures to the Master, and I deeply appreciate the gift he gave us all.

Thank you Gary.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:32 am 
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Goodbye Gary Gygax. You will be missed.

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There is really nothing that I can add to what has already been very eloquently stated by the many fans of Mr. Gygax. For the large number of role-players for whom Gary Gygax was Dungeons and Dragons, the world lost one of it's bright lights. We will play, and we will remember. Godspeed Gary.

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 Post subject: The Giants are fading...
PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 8:38 pm 
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Regarding my sentiments about the passing of Mr. Gygax, I'll simply post this link as my pen seems to have runneth over and I'll save everyone the space here.

http://www.enworld.org/showthread.php?p ... ost4099667

With sincerity and gratitude,

Steve S.
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Nothing I can type will express the depth of my sorrow. I truly wish I could have met him.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 11, 2008 7:06 am 
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Something that made me smile.....

OOTS Gary Gygax edition
http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0536.html

Thanks Gary for bringing a little bit of joy and adventure into my life......


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