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Sad News for Gamers

I have not been able to find an official announcement, but according to Troll Lord Games, Gary Gygax has passed away, age 69.

I would not be surprised, as he's been having health issues of late, but it's still sad.

I've only spoken to him a few times, mostly about books (he was a Rex Stout reader), but I've certainly gained a lot from him.

-The Gneech

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shockwave77598
Mar. 4th, 2008 05:53 pm (UTC)
*solemnly hangs head*
exatron
Mar. 4th, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
It's *rolls* sad to hear that. The Vice Presidential Action Rangers just won't be the same without him.
vlad_badger
Mar. 4th, 2008 06:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks for posting this info. he will be missed.
satyrblade
Mar. 4th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
Yep.
doodlesthegreat
Mar. 4th, 2008 07:04 pm (UTC)
Gather his head, it's a legendary artifact.
jedi_iwakura
Mar. 4th, 2008 07:35 pm (UTC)
Age has to be resisted every year and a day, but poor health habits must be resisted daily. On the day that he died, he actually resisted both, which left him taking half damage from each. Unfortunately for him, that was enough.
tehrasha
Mar. 4th, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
Makes roll versus despair. :(

"It's okay, Gary sent us." -- Something WOTC wish they could claim.
rhanlav
Mar. 4th, 2008 08:12 pm (UTC)
I guess everyone has to fail their Saving throw at some point. ;_;
dennisthetiger
Mar. 5th, 2008 04:52 am (UTC)
Here's the link from Slashdot.

I've set a D20 as a 1 in his honor. Truly a sad day.
kamau_d_lyon
Mar. 5th, 2008 12:59 pm (UTC)
I was on SL last night and they were chatting about it over at IoW. Lots of rumors about the how and why as well as black humor about saving rolls, critical failures and resurrection spells. It's sad when you lose someone important in any area like this but their contribution lives on well beyond their lives. Next time I'm gaming (whenever that may be) I'll raise a tankard to him.
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