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 Post subject: Gary Gygax dead at 69
PostPosted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:53 am 
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Tuesday was truly the toppling of a figure of monolithic influence in all modern gaming. Gary Gygax, the co-creator of DnD and the person responsible for such gaming mainstays as Exp, Hp, Classes, Levels, and Ability Points had been in declining health for several years, and last tuesday, he finally failed his Fortitude Save.

Gygax was a lover of the team-oriented immersive roleplaying elements of DnD and has criticised its recent incarnations as being too focused on creating god-like individual characters. Perhaps, then, it's better that he didn't live to see what will surely be a bastardisation of his fine work when Wizards of the Coast releases DnD 4e.

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I've never been a big DnD fan, but it's still sad to lose a creative force

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I haven't heard that name mentioned for twenty years or so, but now I remember it being on some game books. I'm grateful for a couple funny years I spent playing DnD.


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Wow a true loss. A classic game and the reinvention of modern fantasy as we know it.

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