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Date: 03/05/08 01:43 AM

61 Responses to Gary Gygax Dies at 69

  1. Profile photo of Pabasa
    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:43 am
    Link: Gary Gygax Dies at 69 - One of the creators of Dungeons & Dragons just rolled his last d20.
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:47 am
    He failed his saving throw vs death.

    I think I should name my next character Gygax as a token of appreciation. Such a cool fantasy name.

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    Surfingninja Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:48 am
    Too much Mountain Dew imo. Did him in. Or maybe he just rolled a 1 on his life check.
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    Windrider15 Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:48 am
    im afraid i never played dungeions and dragons, so i wouldnt know what d20 means

    but its sad that he died..... at at a young(ish) age too

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    BikerTeen Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:50 am
    the geek tears will flow
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    Yaezakura Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:52 am
    Pabasa: To stay with the true Gygaxian feel, your character should be named an anagram of Gygax.

    Truly, March 4th, 2008 will be a day remembered in the hearts of gamers all around the world. It`s the day a legend died. While some of may have cursed his sadistic dungeons, we went through them time and again, because they were just that much fun. Not many people have had an impact on the world as big as Gygax--truly, his work has influenced almost every aspect of modern culture. He will be sorely missed by many, most of whom never even met him.

    Keep rollin` those 20s, Gary, in whatever plane you end up in.

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    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:52 am
    Windrider, I played my first DnD 4 years ago, at the age of 19. It`s not something old, and it`s still quite alive. Just visit your local nerd hang out spot and roll the d20. DnD is the first (I think) pen and paper gaming experience.

    ****IMPORTANT: only applicable to people who enjoy gaming****

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    LoofahBoy Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:53 am
    Begin: The biggest influx of nerdy jokes to ever grace IAB.

    Still, DnD was truly a significant stepping stone in gaming. Rest in peace man.

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    powpowking Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:54 am
    Oh noez! Gary has 0HP!!! Someone cast a heal spell on him!!
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    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:57 am
    Sorry windrider, I just mixed up your statements and lumped them into one ><
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    simcon Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 2:00 am
    "Just visit your local nerd hang"

    what are you talking about go to? I live there.

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    Surfingninja Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 2:01 am
    "REZ PLEZ"
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    blakus Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 2:03 am
    Glad he didn`t have any contingency spells on his body when he passed. BOOM
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    freeze43 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 2:05 am
    a d20 is a twenty sided dice...
    Of course Gygax only made edition 1 so he probably didn`t roll many d20s at all.
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    JHSpring26 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 2:05 am
    powpowking: Wednesday, March 05, 2008 1:54:26 AM
    Oh noez! Gary has 0HP!!! Someone cast a heal spell on him!!

    i just woke the cat by laughing so hard at that! beautiful.

    Today is, indeed a dark day in all geek-dom. Let us all bow our heads and roll a critical fumble.

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    Windrider15 Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 2:20 am
    ooooook.......
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    Rizel Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 2:35 am
    That is a shame. Pelor be with you.
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    Norris Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 3:54 am
    People may think hah, who cares about the D&D guy?

    Without his ideas, various background game mechanics (like critical damage) would probably have never come to be.

    He is a gaming legend!

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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2008 at 4:00 am
    Someone get me some diamond dust! STAT!
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 4:27 am
    Grim Reaper rolls 6. RIP Mr Gygax.
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    Wewoo Female 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 4:45 am
    Unknown sorceror casts `Mourn` over party.
    Party fails DC check and is immobile for eight rounds.
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    rook187 Male 30-39
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    March 5, 2008 at 4:47 am
    The Empty Chair
    Eulogy for a Gamer

    There is an empty chair,
    at the table this day.
    A hallowed place where,
    a friend once played.
    The roll of his dice,
    my ears long to hear.
    Or perhaps it would suffice,
    if he should suddenly appear.
    With character sheet in hand,
    and a bag of Cheeze-doodles to share.
    All his friends would stand,
    as he sat in the empty chair.
    I hear his voice a-callin’,
    and it ties my heart in a knot.
    For he cries, “Though a comrade has fallen,
    You must play for those who cannot.”
    We conquered worlds on the run,
    he and I in the name of fun.
    And as others may come and go,
    I make both friend and foe.
    But what I long for most,
    is our past now long a ghost.

    courtesy of Kenzerco.com

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    hehehenerd Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 4:54 am
    never played it, but lol at the description
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    Diddie Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 5:38 am
    Never played D&D but his +1 mace intervention in Futurama caused a wormhole and allowed him to play D&D for an eternity with Al Gore and Steven Hawking.
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    killerkonnat Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 5:42 am
    It`s really sad he died. I just wonder why didn`t he wait until he was 70 and died at 69, hmm...

    Tribute
    This comic tribute was made about 4 hors after the news. (Note, the fellow in blue is a fighter and the main character of the series. He died some time ago and is waiting to get resurrected.)

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    Overmann Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 6:04 am
    I think I`ll get back into playing D&D as tribute to a legend. His ideas revolutionized (if not pioneered) fantasy gaming, the effects of which can be seen in any fantasy game today.
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    cale_d_100 Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 6:42 am
    ahahaha 69...
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    Fayth Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 7:21 am
    -sniffle-

    He was a great man. Created an awesome game, with a truckload of controversy. Keep rolling those dice Gygax, wherever you are.

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    Trexa Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 7:45 am
    Hmmm... I`ve never played the game. I had quite a time trying to decipher all of these comments. I`m going to go cry in a corner now.
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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 8:34 am
    ^Me neither, but I played a bit of Warhammer 40k which takes a lot of the same elements. A d6 is a six-sided dice, and a saving throw is when you roll a dice and the outcome determines whether your character survives the attack or not. Most RPGs have elements in common with D&D, which just goes to show what a huge impact this guy had on the gaming world.
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    BasuraBlanca Male 18-29
    910 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 8:55 am
    I played D&D once or twice before...
    That`s freaking crazy.

    I mean, it`s not really shocking since he was fairly old, but alot of people I know are really into that game, you know?

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    blakus Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 9:07 am
    http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2008/0...
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    Red5TheFinn Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 9:08 am
    Damnit he found "strange coffin" Vordax The Vamp overuled his attack power. And casted "Final Breath" evade roll failed. GAME OVER
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    Xan238 Male 18-29
    287 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 9:59 am
    In all Seriousness, if it weren`t for him, RPG`s awe know it today may never have existed (paper or Video Game). So EVERY gamer even needs to show him some respect.
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    notsoevil Female 18-29
    101 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 10:04 am
    "I mean, it`s not really shocking since he was fairly old, but alot of people I know are really into that game, you know?"

    It`s not just people who have played the games. Many careers have popped up because of the work he did. I don`t even play dungeons and dragons but my life would be much different now if it weren`t for him.

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    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 10:14 am

    I didn`t understand this picture until now.

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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 10:50 am
    RIP Gary, thank you for everything.
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    Samson07 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 11:16 am
    "The 69 Year Old Virgin."
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    Chibi_Ichigo Female 18-29
    986 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 12:19 pm
    :( Aw that`s sad. :( I wish I hadn`t delayed playing D&D so much :< <3 RPGs so yay for him :) He brought so much happiness to those around me hehe
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    jdelaney Female 18-29
    82 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 1:02 pm
    Poor Gary :( My bf just recently got me into D&D and its really fun. My character and my best gal pal`s character are so far the strongest of our party.
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    643197 Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 1:07 pm
    haha,
    69
    lol.
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    Johnnyk123 Male 18-29
    179 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 1:21 pm
    Hahahahaha


    Death swings sythe.

    OMG CRIT

    Gary loses 23 HP

    Gay dies.

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    Johnnyk123 Male 18-29
    179 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 1:21 pm
    I`m a horrible person...
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    Dragynwing Female 18-29
    130 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 1:31 pm
    goodnight, sweet prince.
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    Goren Male 13-17
    226 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 1:45 pm
    Poor Gary. I hope he made it into the lawful good afterlife.
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    shamille Female 18-29
    831 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    D&D huh? watch me pretend to care.
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    mlchris Female 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 2:44 pm
    That sucks...? Not a gamer. But it`s sad whenever anyone dies.
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    SPrinkZ Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 3:20 pm
    He`s the poo.
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    kurdizzzz Male 13-17
    298 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 3:59 pm
    :(
    he wasn`t even that old.
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    BasuraBlanca Male 18-29
    910 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 5:23 pm
    You`ve got a damn good point, notsoevil.
    I know the most of the wonderful games I play wouldn`t have even been thought of if he`d never started that game.
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    GH4ND1 Male 18-29
    79 posts
    March 5, 2008 at 6:10 pm
    i know this is cold but i just have to do this

    last minutes of gary`s life:

    "light closing in, i can see long dead friends like Argnar the Orc-Slayer. NO! i won`t go quietly into that cold night......SAVING THROW!!!!!!!!!!!!"

    *rolls a 2*

    "fcuk."

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    Poefan101 Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 7:24 pm
    They`ll be rolling res rolls at his funeral.
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    robbery525 Male 13-17
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    March 5, 2008 at 7:40 pm
    priest casts rez. the roll isnt high enough. priest fails to rez gygax.

    now ive only played D&D once or twice, but i really like RPGs, which basically spawned from D&D. so i remove my cloak of casting and bow my head.

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    Mattimeo Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 8:35 pm
    Song of the Nerd # 5
    (To the tune of: How can I keep from Singing by Enya)


    The Endless Tale goes on and on
    In dorm rooms and in basements
    I hear the voices of good friends deep in character creation
    Through all the pit-traps and locked chests, our PCs
    Come up grinning, while bashing Orcs and Kobolds vile
    How can I keep from critting?

    Come where the Dragons loudly roar, and fear no troops of Slayers
    Where treasures fill the long-lost halls, ‘neath cobwebs thickly layered
    No living souls dared enter here, our heroes, they were willing
    The Wraith-lord fled my +9 Spear
    How can I keep from critting?

    When Townsfolk tremble in their fear
    And hear their death-knell ringing
    We are employed to break the curse
    Sacks filled with gold they’re bringing

    At Comic cons or Renaissance faires,
    Our Luck rolls never quitting
    When Stats are forged of Heaven’s grace
    How can I keep from critti

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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    March 5, 2008 at 8:58 pm
    It`s always very sad when an inspirational and creative person leaves this world. However, we should also celebrate, as he is now sharing that energy with others who have also passed from this realm.

    I personally have never played Dungeons and Dragons, but I have played my fair share of Role Playing Games on a number of Video Game consoles and the Computer.

    I am thankful that they exist, most likely due to the creative and inspirational work of this person.

    When you create something that makes so many people happy, you have changed the world in a very positive way.

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    dibens Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 12:03 am
    Did he change his surname after his favorite Dwarf?
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    DerekCase300 Male 18-29
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    March 6, 2008 at 12:21 am
    Man, if only I`d gotten to meet him. I`m sure though, he`ll have a lot of fun rolling his next character. Maybe first, playing a few games with lost friends, though never 3.5. Have fun duel wielding, Gary Gygax.
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    vatroslav Male 13-17
    227 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 4:11 am
    I wonder what was his fav sex position...

    He died at the age of 69

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    Prinn Male 18-29
    63 posts
    March 6, 2008 at 5:48 pm
    Aww. This is kinda depressing.

    Poor guy.

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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2008 at 1:32 am
    Wednesday night is my game night; my DM broke the news to the guys, and we were pretty bummed. Then we started playing; after taking down a chimera*, our characters approached a large wooden door. The DM told us a message had been carved into it, so we stopped to read:

    GARY GYGAX WAS HERE

    *which landed a crit against my half-orc barbarian and reduced him to 5 HP out of 68 in two rounds.

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    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
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    March 7, 2008 at 1:35 am
    The really sad part is all the ignorance and immaturity I found in this thread. OK, so the guy had a major influence over a hobby that`s kinda nerdy; there`s no need to be such a bunch of brainless turds about it. You know who you are.

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