Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Thanks, Gary

I started playing Dungeons and Dragons back in 1976. Thanks to Gary Gygax's orignal three rule books, my friends and I had a game system that allowed us ultimate creativity and socialization and thousands of hours of fun and memories. I haven't played in at least ten years, but the memories still make me smile.

Gary Gygax Memorial Cat
Thanks, Gary.

One of my old gaming companions and best friends for nearly 30 years has posted a bit more. Our young Precentor of Measurements weighs in as well.


Niall Mor said...

I had an acquaintance in college who tried to get me into the whole D&D thing, but those three big rule books always put me off. Even though I was never into D&D, I'm sorry to hear that he's gone. He sounds like one of the last defenders of real imagination.

Foxfier said...

Niall-- I got hooked before I ever had a chance to play because of the Monster Manual.

KT, isn't it amazing how many folks had their lives touched by this guy?

I forgot to add something in my memorial post... D&D is a large part of why I married my husband. It was a major "social" thing for our geek group on the ship, and he has a bone-deep memory for most of the rules. I don't, so he ended up helping me know when to roll and what my stats should be. *grin*