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#199055 - 03/04/08 04:42 PM RIP Gary Gygax
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#199060 - 03/04/08 05:43 PM Re: RIP Gary Gygax [Re: Zarak]
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I was never big into D&D, but I do remember a few evenings in my youth going through some ruins and taking on some monsters.
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#199124 - 03/05/08 04:00 AM Re: RIP Gary Gygax [Re: nickbuol]
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The magic-user casts Resurrect.

Sorry, had to be said.

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#199142 - 03/05/08 08:34 AM Re: RIP Gary Gygax [Re: BrenR]
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Never got into D&D.
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#199155 - 03/05/08 09:08 AM Re: RIP Gary Gygax [Re: BrenR]
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I heard it said that he missed his saving throw.
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#199156 - 03/05/08 09:22 AM Re: RIP Gary Gygax [Re: pmbuko]
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He shoulda upgraded to the chainmail armor ...

Leather stuff fails every time ...
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#199185 - 03/05/08 12:29 PM Re: RIP Gary Gygax [Re: medic8r]
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Funny. I spent many entire weekends and just about every storm day playing D&D. Went through the whole 'parent thinking I was addicted' thing too. But honestly, when you grow up in a small fishing & lumber mill town, what else was there to do?

In hind sight, it kept us out of a lot of trouble because our alternative to D&D on a Friday night was always beer. At least we alternated hobbies instead of just beer.

In a way, I still play the evolution of D&D a few hours a week when I fire up Vanguard, an adults answer to World of Warcraft.
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#199207 - 03/05/08 02:58 PM Re: RIP Gary Gygax [Re: Murph]
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I did a little RPGing in high school, such as Traveler. My brother was more into RPGs and got a nice collection of D&D and Star Trek manuals online.
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#199210 - 03/05/08 03:04 PM Re: RIP Gary Gygax [Re: medic8r]
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Never got into it, but I've been curious. RIP, Gary. You were funny on Futurama, too.
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#199213 - 03/05/08 03:25 PM Re: RIP Gary Gygax [Re: Ken.C]
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I know I've heard it, but I can't remember how to pronounce his last name. Anyone?
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