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    Thanks, Gary! No wonder your name is conspicuously absent from the 1981 D&D Basic's and Expert's credits and acknowledgements.
    The 1981 Basic and Expert Sets both prominently list Gary as co-author ("By Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, Edited by [x]"), just like the 1977-78 and 1983 sets.
    "AD&D is designed to be an amusing and diverting pastime, something which can fill a few hours or consume endless days, as the participants desire, but in no case something to be taken too seriously." - Gary Gygax (DMG, 1979)

    "There are people who regard the RPG as something more than an amusing game, more than a most entertaining hobby. They really do need to get a life" - Gary Gygax (EN World, 2004)

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    The 1981 Basic and Expert Sets both prominently list Gary as co-author ("By Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, Edited by [x]"), just like the 1977-78 and 1983 sets.
    Oops. I just noticed that it says that in my copy of the Basic rulebook. If it had been a rattlesnake...

    But my copy of the Expert rulebook does not have Gary and Dave listed. There is just a blank space underneath the Willingham drawing where the Gary and Dave by-line is in the Basic rulebook, then the words "Edited by David Cook with Steve Marsh".

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    That's a shame ...
    Water under the bridge, and never to be seen again :\

    That said, I have made up for that with a whole lot of other creative material...a fair amount of which is yet unpublished or working along towards completion with various co-designers now that I am semi-retired.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoffrey
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    Thanks, Gary! No wonder your name is conspicuously absent from the 1981 D&D Basic's and Expert's credits and acknowledgements.
    The jealousy was not restricted to the Blumes. Even as I was doing my best to have every one of our game designers recognized by name credit on the cover of the work thay did, and attempting (fruitlessly) to arrange for a bonus for above-average product sales, many of those same people were bent on cutting me down.

    That was very disappointing to me.

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    Thanks for your comments and taking the time to read it.
    Well...

    That is a worthwhle essay, and it deserves to be published in a work of scholarly sort dealing with the RPG. My criticism was meant only for your consideration in broadening the scope of your analysus.

    Cheerio,
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    That is a worthwhle essay, and it deserves to be published in a work of scholarly sort dealing with the RPG. My criticism was meant only for your consideration in broadening the scope of your analysus.

    Cheerio,
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    I appreciate it and took it into consideration when writing the second draft, which it is now posted to the same thread.

    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reynard
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    I appreciate it and took it into consideration when writing the second draft, which it is now posted to the same thread.

    Thanks again.
    Having read through the comments on your essay thread, I must say that while many of them are worthwhile, not a few are on the negative side seemingly for the sole purpose of being disputatious. To my mind it seems that there is a total lack of comprehension of what constitutes an RPG on the part of several of the persons quibbling with your premises.

    For example, random chance must be a part of the game form, just as it is in real like. Many of the comments denigrating your work seem to completely overlook this fact. Another example is the confusion of a game of improvisational thespianism with the RPG.

    I congratulate you on your patience in responding to some of the comments that come from what one might term the peanut gallery.

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    Hi Gary

    Apologies for any insult you, and others, make take from this but, as we all eventually hit -10 hp, do you intend to have anything RPG related on your headstone?

    Myself i was thinking, and inspired by Spike Milligan, to have something like "I told you it was trapped'" on mine?

    Regards, and long life.

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    As a matter of fact I intend to be cremated, not have any headstone at all...not even a slender cross of wood alone to proclaim that here a game designer lies at peace beneath the peaceful skies.

    (Find the poem from whence I lifted a good bit of that, and have a boquet of violets and my congratulations )

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    Under the Violets
    By Oliver Wendell Holmes
    1859

    .....A slender cross of wood alone
    Shall say, that here a maiden lies
    In peace beneath the peaceful skies.

    .......Lies withered where the violets blow.

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    My regards sir, it contains some very sombre prose
    John

    PS the violets are nice but id rather have some xp!!
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    Gary,

    Your writing style is very unique and I miss reading such marvelously grandiloquent prose in D&D products. I'm curious: how did you develop your style? It reminds me a bit of Jack Vance's authorial voice. Were you influenced by any particular authors or is it simply the way you've always written?

    Thanks!
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