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A piece of D'n'D dies.

Discussion in 'UO Oceania' started by Jahira-Tor, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Jahira-Tor

    Jahira-Tor Lore Master
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    Gary Gygax, 'Father of D&D,' Dies at 69
    By Lore Sjoberg March 04, 2008 | 1:43:14 PMCategories: Current Affairs

    Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, died Tuesday morning at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, according to Stephen Chenault, CEO of Troll Lord Games.

    Gygax designed the original D&D game with Dave Arneson in 1974, and went on to create the Dangerous Journeys and Lejendary Adventure RPGs, as well as a number of board games. He also wrote several fantasy novels.

    "I don't think I've really grokked it yet," said Mike Mearls, the lead developer of the upcoming 4th edition of Dungeons and Dragons. "He was like the cool uncle that every gamer had. He shaped an entire generation of gamers."

    Gygax was not directly involved with Dungeons & Dragons after 1985, but he continued to create adventures to be used with it, which were published by Troll Lord Games.

    Gygax had been in poor health for some time, according to his wife Gail. Chenault says he will publish more information, including funeral arrangements, on the Troll Lord message board as it becomes available.

    Photo: Alan De Smet

  2. five oclock

    five oclock Guest

    aye there is a full story on yahoo news too....

    A sad sad day indeed. I do beleive that most of us has played D and D in thy past. Or heck still do. Aye its old school but still fun. Its the Original role playing game.

    may the dragons take you to your resting place. Bows head.
  3. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Sad ! very sad never had time to enjoy retirement
  4. Wolfman1604

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