Thursday, March 06, 2008

We stand in silence


Geeks and Nerds of the world stand silently shaking their twelve sided dice today at the passing of a legend. Gary Gygax, co-founder of Dungeons and Dragons died today at the age of 69.

Gary is credited with many online and face to face games that are now popular. He encouraged the storyline game. If it weren't for him we would have the choice of mine sweeper or solitar instead of Elf Mage or Dwarf warrior.

If his games are anything to go by, he'll respawn near the city and get to play again very soon.

1 comment:

Ben said...

There have been a few webcomics doing tributes to Gary. There are links to most of them here: http://www.duelinganalogs.com/comic/2008/03/05/so-long-gary/
The XKCD one is good too: http://xkcd.com/393/


While I'm not much of a fan of D&D (I prefer action RPGs), I know enough of how the game works to get the jokes.