Gary Gygax dies

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Re: Gary Gygax dies

Post by Kulaf » Thu Mar 06, 2008 11:20 pm

You suck out all the filling and are left with a big empty crust.

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Re: Gary Gygax dies

Post by Alluveal » Fri Mar 07, 2008 8:48 am

mmmmm

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Re: Gary Gygax dies

Post by Partha » Fri Mar 07, 2008 9:55 am

Kulaf wrote:
Partha wrote:His 'rep' was wholly earned by people not being observant in his dungeons.
Not really. Go out and purchase the original Tomb of Horrors and tell me you can get through that dungeon at the recomended level with the "typical" D&D character build and magic. No freaking way you make it against all of the traps let alone a damn demi-lich.

Partha if you grew up in northern IL then you know yer talkin out yer ass. Hell I grew up in SE Wisconsin barely a stones through from Lake Geneva where TSR was headquartered. Gen Con was held yearly at Parkside University where I graduated until it got to big and moved to Milwaukee. I used to hang with a lot of Garys friends and talk.
Well, I didn't do that, I just had one of his original playtesters DM for me for a few years. And yeah, Tomb of Horrors is a level of tough most people plain can't deal with - which is the reason it was used for Origins. It's not built for a full party to come through alive. Lord knows I tried three times over a decade and never lasted more than 20 minutes.
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Re: Gary Gygax dies

Post by Xican » Sat Mar 08, 2008 2:21 pm

This much reverance for a guy who created a game? Shit.
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Re: Gary Gygax dies

Post by Nadia » Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:30 am

I agree Gygax credit is overhyped and I doubt Arneson will get his due when he passes
(kind of like Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak)

but regardless,
Gygax was to RolePlaying gaming and what it inspired (books, movies, PC games)
to what Elvis was to RocknRoll


I'm indebted to Gygax and Arneson for introducing me to roleplaying and games of imagination

D&D was my geek passion in highschool

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Re: Gary Gygax dies

Post by Garrdor » Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:49 am

Now they have to make a tribute movie starring Jamie Foxx
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Re: Gary Gygax dies

Post by Alluveal » Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:28 pm

or Henry Winkler.

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Re: Gary Gygax dies

Post by Mukik » Mon Mar 10, 2008 4:33 pm

or Joey Buttafuco

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Re: Gary Gygax dies

Post by Finglefinn » Mon Mar 10, 2008 6:08 pm

or Curt Schilling
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