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    Yes.. the man who brought us D&D and perhaps made minis a household word is dead.

    You can read about HERE.

    Fare thee well, oh greatest of Dungeon Masters. :(

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    Great job Markus. I tried to post it and I was told I couldn\'t edit my post. ???

    The end of an era.

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    The article won\'t open for me but that is a sad loss even though I stopped playing AD&D many, many years ago.

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    :(
    RIP.......I like to think he has moved on to a bigger and better Game of D & D.

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    wow. stunned shock.

    I met him once at DalCon many years ago. At one of his breaks, he came over to an empty table that a few of us were sitting at and just shot the breeze for a while.

    I told him he probably saved me from drugs as I would rather buy D&D stuff than drugs and couldn\'t afford both. He got a big chuckle out of that.

    EGG finally took the ultimate plane shift.

    Godspeed.

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    Wow.

    I hope he enjoys his final adventures in Planescape.

    Thanks for posting this, I might have missed it.

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    Originally posted by War Griffon
    The article won\'t open for me but that is a sad loss even though I stopped playing AD&D many, many years ago.
    It was opening easier earlier - its being quoted all over the web right now on Gamer sites, so that site is probably being swamped.

    One of the members there is apparently Gary\'s son, so I think that site got the news first. :(

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    Never met him but like many I walked the paths he laid out in all the work he did.Sad day though on the bright side if there is a heaven when we get up there he will have worlds of mages and monsters to play with when its our time.

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    Looks like he failed his saving throw....


    (i\'m not being irreverant here, it just seems fitting!!!)

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    Sorry to hear the news. He was a fantastic Vice Presidential Action Ranger. He always had a +1 mace when you needed to fend off monsters and robots.

    Bad jokes aside, I hope his family is getting on okay.

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    RIP gary.... may you always roll 20\'s and your hoarde of gold be grand.


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    Somehow it seems to me that he was a little young to pass on, but then again, maybe not. He has made huge contributions to the world of fantasy and enriched the lives of people of all ages. I wish his family peace.

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    D&D had a great deal of impact on my formative years. Hearing of his death saddened me.

    Then I read the top post on page 2 of the Troll Lord Games forum (linked from the top post in this thread.) /smile

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    He\'s made CNN

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/03/04/obit.gygax.ap/index.html

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    Thanks for the link, Airhead - at least they spoke well of him.

    Thats so rare in the news these days.


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    He had a booth at a convention that I was working at a few years ago. I was a little bit giddy and awestruck. So much so that I didn\'t have the guts to go and say hello to him. I just couldn\'t muster the courage. This is was the father of all that I enjoy after all. I wanted to tell this to him.

    This is now one of the biggest regrets in my life.

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    Oh crappiest of news...

    I don\'t know what to say :(

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    Besides my parents, probably the one person who\'s had the single most impact on me in my formative years.

    God rest a Legend.

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