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    Remembering Gary

    Today, March 4th, is the fourth anniversary of the passing of Gary Gygax. Gary, often described as "the father of role-playing games" co-created Dungeons & Dragons back in 1974 along with Dave Arneson. The initial run of 1000 copies was assembled in Gary's home and sold out in a year.

    Gary passed away in 2008 from an abdominal aortic aneurysm. His wife, Gail, has since spearheaded the Gygax Memorial Fund, set up to raise money to build a statue of Gary in Lake Geneva in memory of his contributions to the development of role-playing games. Amongst other fund-rasing efforts, the fun released the book Cheers Gary (currently out-of-print, but expected to be reprinted) at GenCon 2011, which compiled his many thousands of posts right here on EN World.

    WotC will be donating a part of the profits from the upcoming limited re-release of the 1st Edition AD&D core rulebooks to the Gygax Memorial Fund (you can see the covers here).

    I hope you'll take a moment today to remember Gary's contribution to the games we all play and love.


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    From one Gary to another, I cannot possibly express the impact that Gary Gygax had on my life both personally and professionally.

    I have no idea what my life would like in a non-gygaxian world and I'm so glad I don't have to find out.

    I've said it before, I'll say it again.

    Thanks Gary.

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    Can't imagine either. I probably wouldn't be married to my now husband, for one.

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    Indeed I do remember.

    Each and every year.

    His crazy game has kept me quite a bit saner than I would otherwise be.

    Cheers, Gary!
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    I celebrated yesterday by having a game session with a group of friends I care about - probably his favorite way to celebrate anything.

    A toast to Gary Gygax -- you will always be missed as long as there is any gamer alive who was privileged to know you.
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    He is truly missed.
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    Kiss a Valkyrie for me, Gary.

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    Thank you, Gary, for everything.
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    Gary is still and will always be, the guv'nor. I couldn't repay him in a hundred lifetimes.

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    I wonder what advice he would have given WotC on DnD Next...

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