Posted on 2008/03/05 13:51:28 (March 2008).
[Tuesday 4th March 2008]
It is with great sadness that I have read that Gary Gygax, inventor of Dungeons and Dragons, died today.
I have no words, I owe this man a lot in a way, I would have never met John, Rob, Tim, Jon Ellis and Chris if it wasn't for Role Playing Games.
I would have never met Matteo, Francesco, Stefano, Simone, Federico plus another scores of great friends if Role Playing Games were not there.
I would not be what I am now if RPGs were never invented.
So, thanks Gary, I owe a lot to you and your games, a lot of great hours of fun and even now a lot of great hours not thinking of all the problems that we live everyday.
Farewell Gary, D20 rolls will never be the same again.
Well, you've met me without it. That's a start!
Posted by Sheri at 2008/03/05 17:08:32.
Sheri: Untrue, without RPGs the maison will not be my home because me John and the others met thanks to the RPG club in Reading during Uni...
Posted by Lox at 2008/03/05 21:53:38.
I think all the world of games, both video and pen&paper, owes a lot to Gary. He gave the start to a revolution.
It's ironic that yesterday evening, durin an english lesson, I had to name 15 persons in history that influenced our society. I didn't think about him at the moment, but he surely deserve a place on that list. In his own way he had a very big influence on today society.
Farewell Gary, you will always be the DM of our adventures.
Posted by Federico at 2008/03/05 23:34:07.
Anyway, I come to ask myself if it is still worth hanging around the Maison. I get on well with you and Nigel, but... I feel more and more like a *straniero*. There is an obvious lack of compatibility. It's not negative per se, but I don't feel I belong here.
Posted by Sheri at 2008/03/06 18:09:19.
Sheri: I think you are exaggerating a bit, the fact that you do not play RPG doesn't mean that you cannot hang here or we cannot be friends...
Posted by Lox at 2008/03/06 23:18:55.
No, I mean it.
Posted by Sheri at 2008/03/07 16:32:24.