Wednesday, March 05, 2008

RIP Gary Gygax



Dungeons & Dragons creator Gargy Gygax dead at 69. Where's a saving throw when you really need it? As a youngling we played many D&D campaigns, we're not too embarrased to admit. Good times! And surprisingly, we weren't always a Halfling.

Carpe DM!

[Aren't those fuzzy d20s cool? Ok, maybe not cool, but fun. In a nerdalicious sort of way.]

6 comments:

likedancingaboutarchitecture said...

I think Gary threw a few saving throws near the end as he did survive a heart attack and a few strokes before finally reaching minus hit points.

BTW, I love the fuzzy D20s.

The Other Andrew said...

True. Maybe what he really needed was a Resurrection Spell?

Ur-spo said...

boo hoo
i so enjoyed playing D and D
thanks to him i have a whole set of words i use regularly
including my favorite monster - the stirge.

The Other Andrew said...

I was keen on the Shambling Mound myself. Weirdest monster ever.

Amanda said...

His Futurama appearance with Al Gore was very funny.

yani said...

A couple of the appropriately nerdy web comic sites I visit did little tributes to him, but the one at Order of the Stick was the most moving I think...