What's on your mind?
+ Log in or register to post
Results 1 to 10 of 16
Thread: Remembering Gary
Sunday, 4th March, 2012, 05:53 PM #1
Time Agent (Lvl 24)
- Join Date
- Jan 2002
- Read 20 Reviews
- Blog Entries
ø Ignore Morrus
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.
By Mark CMG in forum General RPG DiscussionReplies: 9Last Post: Sunday, 1st August, 2010, 11:57 AM
By KRBourgoine in forum General RPG DiscussionReplies: 35Last Post: Monday, 9th March, 2009, 07:48 AM
By Ghostwind in forum General RPG DiscussionReplies: 5Last Post: Tuesday, 18th March, 2008, 06:02 AM
By maggot in forum General RPG DiscussionReplies: 63Last Post: Tuesday, 18th March, 2008, 12:07 AM
By punkorange in forum Miscellaneous Geek Talk & Media LoungeReplies: 11Last Post: Wednesday, 31st May, 2006, 10:39 AM