Ending B

Well... it could be worse

R.I.P. Gary Gygax

by Eric Kociecki

Friday, March 7, 2008

Most of the people who care probably already know this, but Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, died Tuesday. Over the last couple days, some of the webcomics I read have been paying homage to Gary.

Questionable Content comic

From simple background references. Source: questionablecontent.net

I was introduced to DnD about four years ago in college by a friend who lived in my dorm. Over the years I've moved once, and the size of our group has changed drastically as new people learn the game and others get fed up with it or move away. Nowadays we have about five regulars, including Craig and Steve from this site, who get together once a week to continue playing.

xkcd comic

To the most epic game of DnD ever. Source: xkcd.com

Honestly, I couldn't have told you who Gary Gygax was a week ago, but it still makes me sad to learn that the guy who laid the groundwork for so many role-playing games, both tabletop and otherwise, has died. I just wish it wasn't because of his death that I learned who he was

Penny Arcade comic

To the gravest of puns. Source: penny-arcade.com

And for the record, I do plan on trying 4th Edition later this year.