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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray Mouser
    Hey Gary, thansk for the info regarding Mage Guilds. The differences between AD&D and LA are interesting in this regard, especially.

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    Gary, what do you make of OSRIC?

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    Hi Rossik

    When I first wrote the D&D game it was to share with others, because I and the local gamers had so much fun with the game. Of course I also had an eye towards being able to work on games and related things as a career. The D&D game seemed the best way to start down that path, as I was sure the audience was at least 50,000 strong. Speaking of underestimation...

    In the two years immediately after the game was published I larned a lot. Many people loved playing the game as much as we did, a lot of those fans were not familiar with wargaming and/or science fiction/fantasy literature, some lived in distant countrys.

    It is indeed still quite humbling to me to have brought so much enjoyment to so many people virtually world wide. When I see the game and computer industries that have spring primarily from the D&D game, it is quite pleasantly astonishing. How gratifying to have assisted so many people in having fin and earning a livelihood

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goken100
    Hi Gary. I was wondering if you'd care to comment on the shift in popular fantasy fiction from swords and sorcery (Vance, Howard, and Leiber) to epic or "high" fantasy (Jordan, Feist, and Eddings). In particular, how has this shift affected fantasy role playing? Are people more interested in creating epic settings and campaigns to adventure in, and less concerned with exploring dungeons and finding magic relics? How about in your role playing, has it shifted in like manner, or has it changed in other ways?

    Thanks much! Its an... *rolls*... honor to talk with you!
    Hello again Mr. Gygax. At the risk of being annoyingly persistent... any thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goken100
    Hello again Mr. Gygax. At the risk of being annoyingly persistent... any thoughts?


    Another post missed...likely because the notification of replies to threads to which I subscribe is very much an iffy thing. Anyway,

    Frankly, I don't believe the contemporary trend towards what I consider pallid fantasy tales has much affect on FRPG game campaigns. The success of seek and destroy CRPGs certainly does, and as many are predicting, 4E might well be more akin to Diablo or Warcraft than to traditional RPGs.

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    About time for a new thread?

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    wow....thanks for the answer, mr. gygax!!!

    i have another question, if u dont mind...



    do u ever think on writing another RPG aid book, like the one u had a long time ago?

    do u think that much have change in the way people play?

    thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steverooo
    About time for a new thread?
    Yuppers!

    I'll kick off another after I make a couple of posts hereon

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by rossik
    wow....thanks for the answer, mr. gygax!!!

    i have another question, if u dont mind...


    do u ever think on writing another RPG aid book, like the one u had a long time ago?

    do u think that much have change in the way people play?

    thanks again!
    Hello Rossik,

    You are most welcome.

    I have not considered writig another book about playing RPGs. Although there are some style changes, and different approaches as to the level of danger appropriate for PCs, the game form is virtually unchanged from c. 1979. Thus I see no need for any further comment. Additionally, I wold not be able to say much ythat is positive regarding some contemporary notions...

    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by rossik
    wow....thanks for the answer, mr. gygax!!!

    i have another question, if u dont mind...


    do u ever think on writing another RPG aid book, like the one u had a long time ago?

    do u think that much have change in the way people play?

    thanks again!
    Hello Rossik,

    You are most welcome.

    I have not considered writig another book about playing RPGs. Although there are some style changes, and different approaches as to the level of danger appropriate for PCs, the game form is virtually unchanged from c. 1979. Thus I see no need for any further comment. Additionally, I wold not be able to say much that is positive regarding some contemporary notions...

    Cheers,
    Gary
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