A great light has gone out

There is only one thing that could bring me out of retirement – the death of Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, co-founder of TSR, and legend in the gaming community.

This is a sad day for gaming.  I think I’m going to wear my dice-bag on my belt on Friday, in recognition of a man who guaranteed the virginity of so many, while asking so little in return.  I can say for certain that none of the newer books could match the 1st edition tomes for their complexity, their writing, or the sheer force of opening up worlds to adventure in.  I have spent many, many hours in happy contemplation of Gygax’s tables, charts, graphs, and adventures referencing archaic French customs (Château d’Amberville, anyone?) and Shakespearean lines about a sea change (DMG 1st edition – if you don’t know it, you need to step back).

Later I will pour out a YooHoo for my homie.  We’ll mourn ya til we join ya, EGG.

We’ll mourn ya’ til we join ya.

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