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#28419
Gary Gygax Passed Away 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
This post at DragonAvenue has more info.

www.dragonavenue.com/dnd/post/gary_gygax_passed_away

What a sad day.
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#28420
Gary Gygax Passed Away 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
Sad to hear. As the co-founder of Dungeons & Dragons (with Dave Arneson), Gygax gave us a legacy that's helped to warp many a mind over the years.
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#28421
Gary Gygax Passed Away 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
That is sad.
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#28422
Gary Gygax Passed Away 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
just saw the news and was on my way to post it. I met him once and got him to sign the big anniversary box set at GenCon 1999..... At the last minute I grabbed something else on the table that happened to be a picture from the Forgotten Realms setting and he " rightfully " refused. I knew he did not have anything to do with it and I wanted to tell him that in my mind he could sign anything that had to do with Role playing because he helped make it in general mainstream. All I did however was apologise and leave. Yeah, sad day. Here is another link to where I heard it...

gameinvasion.comcast.net/gameinvasion/news/article/1204659060573_dd_cocreator_gary_gygax_dies
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#28423
Gary Gygax Passed Away 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
I've just heard. man. won't be able to do much tonight except reflect. He shaped my Life. I've met half my friends through D&D.

Glad I had the opportunity to meet and hang out with him while he still walked this earth.

Obviously, Dwarven Forge wouldn't exist right now without him. He was always very generous with his time. I was always amazed at how warm, kind, and unassuming he was considering his place in our community.

We have lost a truly special person.

He has left us a great legacy.
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Gary Gygax Passed Away 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
I never had the pleasure to meet him but I feel profoundly saddened by the loss of someone who affected my life so completely. Much as Stefan stated, most of the friends I have made in last 30 years, I met through gaming.

Thank you, Gary. Thank you for the many hours of enjoyment your creation has given to me and millions of others.

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#28425
Gary Gygax Passed Away 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
I just saw the news and now these posts. I grew up with DND and Gary. In the beginning there was always someone who knew him or had met him. Through the years those folks like myself got older and older, but I still kept meeting folks who knew him or had met him. His great invention never got old and generation after generation have enjoyed what he started. He will truly be missed.

Good Bye Gary.

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#28426
Gary Gygax Passed Away 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
I had the good fortunre to raise beers with him... and m ore he was a great human being and im sad now

miss you brother!

hail to the cheif!
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Gary Gygax Passed Away 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
I've never had the pleasure of meeting the man, but he's had a great effect on my life. Like everyone else, his work has shaped who I am now, through the many hours I've devoted to this great hobby. While I've strayed from the D&D fold, if it wasn't for his game, I wouldn't be the gamer I am now..........Granted, I'd probably be richer :) But I wouldn't swap the friendships and memories from games past for the money.

I think someone else on another forum said it best, to which I'll paraphrase. Out of the numerous announcements of celebrity passings announced regularly, this is the one that has the most profound effect upon me, and from the sounds of things the other members of this forum.

Thanks for all the fun memories of previous games, and many more memories yet to be made.
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#28428
Gary Gygax Passed Away 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
Rest in peace, master. He will always be remembered. As most of you have stated, our world and lifes would not be the same without his works.

Day of sadness.
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#28429
Gary Gygax Passed Away 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
Goodbye Gary.....and thank-you....

I hope your next adventure is a fine one!
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Gary Gygax Passed Away 6 Years, 7 Months ago  
I agree with so many others - most of my friends I've made through D&D, and it has really shaped me as a human being. Of all the descriptions I carry in life, 'gamer' is the one that fits best. The news hit hard. The world is a better place because of him. And much cooler.

Thank you, Gary.
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