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I'm just hoping that the guy playing him can cope.

"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

             -Elwood Blues

 

tarna's dead; processing... complete. Disappointed by Universe. RIP Hades/Sand/etc. Here's hoping your next alt has a harp.

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I admit that my only real experience with D&D through the last 10 years, starting with Baldur's Gate has been the video games. They've hooked me though with the best ruleset and settings I've seen in RPGs.

 

I once read that Gygax was a teacher, and that any student who could beat him in a match of Age of Empires would receive an A for the semester. Coolest teacher ever. :sweat:

 

RiP

 

I love Ages of Empires. I would of tried for that A....

 

RIG (roll in grave)

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This is sad. I broke out and flipped through my old 1st ed books (yes I still have them from back in middle school) in his honor. He wrote or collaborated on every one. Like a few other mentioned he left a pretty lasting legacy behind.

"What can't be changed must be endured"

Robert Jordan

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Unfortunately I just heard the bad news. Like someone mentioned, a man who helped shape a generation is now gone. D&D is played all over the world by millions of people. With creating D&D he became a part of the lives of millions who played his game. And I would be lying if I said the man didn

Life is like a clam. Years of filtering crap then some bastard cracks you open and scrapes you into its damned mouth, end of story.

- Steven Erikson

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Slate pulls a late hatchet job.

 

Conclusion: D&D Players are genocidal. Also, rapists. Also, meatheads.

 

Wait, so D&D is the new Grand Theft Auto?

"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

             -Elwood Blues

 

tarna's dead; processing... complete. Disappointed by Universe. RIP Hades/Sand/etc. Here's hoping your next alt has a harp.

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Wow...yeah...um...

 

I always thought D&D had mechanics in place to get XP for doing anything that the DM felt deserved XP (exactly like the GURPS example they use) not just for killing stuff.

 

Am I missing something?

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We're discussing an article about him.

"It wasn't lies. It was just... bull****"."

             -Elwood Blues

 

tarna's dead; processing... complete. Disappointed by Universe. RIP Hades/Sand/etc. Here's hoping your next alt has a harp.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Found out kinda late, from a notation in World of Warcraft's latest patch.

 

 

 

 

Good Bye Mr. Gygax, thanks for the game you helped make.

 

And yes, I agree Dark_Raven. Good thing he won't see what the rule version-upgrade addicts will do to the essense of D&D rules. Changes just to get $, "streamlining", and a easier interface with comptuter gaming. Course, maybe I'm just being too sentimental.

 

But I still say thief..not "rogue". He he.

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