Tuesday, March 04, 2008
E. Gary Gygax, the grandfather of role playing games, has died. This man helped shape my childhood, and as a result my adulthood, along with hundreds of thousands of my fellow geeks and nerds.

Fond memories of 20 sided dice (with a +3 strength bonus to hit!), the D&D club my brother and I were part of in junior high when we lived out east, and a love of Conan movies and comics... Ah, those were the days. And for some, like my brother, they still are the days.

I will always love those fantasy sword slashing movies with their scantily clad heroes and even more scantily clad heroines. A sad couple of days, it truly has been.


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

That is so cool that you were into D&D. I played while I was in college and I loved it. I loved all the imagination it took to play it.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I've never played D&D, but never mocked those who did either.

You've been tagged, by the way.

Heather said...

He hasn't died...he's leveled up. :)

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