Gary Gygax, RIP

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    For those of you non-nerds out there, Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons passed away on March 4th, 2008. His contributions to the gaming world can't be over stated.

    Taken by Cory Funk.

    Coal and Ice, THE NAT 20 PLAYER, and 1 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. The Jer 116 months ago | reply

      Do I dare offer up a "must have missed his saving throw" line? Too soon?

    2. red5standingby 116 months ago | reply

      *guilty snigger at The Jer's comment*

    3. Funkomaticphototron 116 months ago | reply

      No The Jer, it's alright. I was thinking the same thing. The die is turned to 20 (automatic success) but I almost turned it to 1 (auto fail).

    4. Coal and Ice 116 months ago | reply
      I'll be darned.

      Gygax died the morning of March 4, 2008,
      at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
      He was in semi-retirement,
      having almost suffered a heart attack
      after receiving incorrect medication
      to prevent further strokes
      after those on April 1 and May 4, 2004.

      He was diagnosed with an inoperable abdominal aortic aneurysm. Even while his health failed,
      gaming remained very much a part of his life.

      Gygax was still active in the gaming community
      and had active Q & A forums on gaming websites
      such as Dragonsfoot and EN World.

      “ I would like the world to remember me as the guy who really enjoyed playing games and sharing his knowledge and his fun pastimes with everybody else.

    5. Dean Stevens 116 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called D&D, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

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