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Dungeons & Dragons creator, dies

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  1. Evilton

    Evilton Why do black people call each other "Monica"?

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    -- Gary Gygax, who co-created the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons and helped start the role-playing phenomenon, died Tuesday morning at his home in Lake Geneva. He was 69.

    He had been suffering from health problems for several years, including an abdominal aneurysm, said his wife, Gail Gygax.

    Gygax and Dave Arneson developed Dungeons & Dragons in 1974 using medieval characters and mythical creatures. The game known for its oddly shaped dice became a hit, particularly among teenage boys, and eventually was turned into video games, books and movies.

    Gygax always enjoyed hearing from the game's legion of devoted fans, many of whom would stop by the family's home in Lake Geneva, about 55 miles southwest of Milwaukee, his wife said. Despite his declining health, he hosted weekly games of Dungeons & Dragons as recently as January, she said.

    "It really meant a lot to him to hear from people from over the years about how he helped them become a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, what he gave them," Gygax said. "He really enjoyed that."

    Dungeons & Dragons players create fictional characters and carry out their adventures with the help of complicated rules. The quintessential geek pastime, it spawned a wealth of copycat games and later inspired a whole genre of computer games that's still growing in popularity.

    Funeral arrangements are pending. Besides his wife, Gygax is survived by six children.

    I guess God needed a DM.
     
  2. LiddyRules

    LiddyRules I'm Gonna Be The Bestest Pilot In The Whole Galaxy

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    Well duh.
     
  3. dolemyte

    dolemyte Tiger = Wesley Pipes

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    Guess he failed the +2 roll vs. Death
     
  4. Hudson

    Hudson Supreme Champion!!!!!
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    Damn so close...
     
  5. Mother Shucker

    Mother Shucker I'm over here now.

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    Lynch will be sad.
     
  6. Jef Leppard

    Jef Leppard 4/5 ths

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    god needed a dungeon master
     
  7. Jimmy's Dignity

    Jimmy's Dignity Pound my bloody fudge!!
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    hahahahhahahahahhahaha
     
  8. Hudson

    Hudson Supreme Champion!!!!!
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    The Sword of the Ghey is seeking a new Master I hear.
     
  9. WaddleDoodle

    WaddleDoodle Creepy? We're the CIA. It's what we do.

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    I was going to make the "guess he failed his saving throw" joke, but it's already been done. Booooo
     
  10. Arc Lite

    Arc Lite As big as your Imagination...

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    I've played a little D&D in my time. RIP Dude.

    In honor of the guy

     
  11. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Spent a lot of my childhood playing D&D and other role playing games. People who play P&PRPGs get a bad wrap, but the impact Gygax has had on pop culture and society in general is massive.

    Rest in Peace dude.

    I'd insert a D&D geek dying reference here, but my geek-fu is lacking. :(
     
  12. Don the Radio Guy

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    Damn it I had the save roll joke.....ask people who were in AIM chat with me...

    caught shit for saying it in chat on everquest though

    "dude thats harsh" was one of the responses lol
     
  13. BravoSierra

    BravoSierra Why do people keep calling me?

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    0 HP
    0 AGI
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    RIP... hopefully the res sickness isn't too bad.
     
  14. Butter Nuggets

    Butter Nuggets Registered User

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    Cleric, Thief, Paladin?
     
  15. moegolden

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    I guess God needed someone to make a game for creeps.
     
  16. BIV

    BIV I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.

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    Fixed that for you.:action-sm
     
  17. Hudson

    Hudson Supreme Champion!!!!!
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    Bet he comes back as a Archlich
     
  18. Ego

    Ego The Only Thing Bigger Than My Head

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    2 damage!!! 2 damage!!!
     
  19. Sct Ptersns Twn

    Sct Ptersns Twn Looking 4 a New 1st Mate

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    Jesus, I used to play that shit for fucking hours back in the day. That name is a blast from the past.
     
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    i liked it, but I was always a lil' creeped out by my neighbor who had the pewter figurines that he had to paint and 'update' as he improved/lost inventory
     
  21. weakside

    weakside He was stupid. I was lucky. I will visit him soon.

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    Sadly he only had 3 HP remaining.
     
  24. sniper2323

    sniper2323 The true north Idaho P.O.W.

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    I guess someone in his party failed the resurrection spell. Where is a elven cleric when you need one?
     
  25. d0uche_n0zzle

    d0uche_n0zzle **Negative_Creep**

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    RIP Grand Dungeon Master.

    Where are all the Christians to proclaim he's burning on a Lake of Fire? "whaa"
     

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