View Full Version : RIP Gary Gygax

03-04-08, 02:04 PM
What a sad day. One of the most influential gaming gods of all time has passed away today. Gary was one of the driving forces for mine and countless others interest in RPGs.

Dungeons and Dragons spawned almost every CRPG and JRPG we have today.

When I get home tonight I will pour a beer in his honor.

RIP Gary, your legacy will live on.

03-04-08, 03:12 PM
Yeah, I just read about this on CNN. The guy was a legend. And I mean that in the truest sense of the word.. he made millions of peoples lives better. That's a fantastic legacy.

Oblivion, WoW, Witcher, Final Fantasy, Baldur's Gate, Mass Effect, EverQuest, Chrono Cross, SWG etc etc etc were all designed by people who were directly influenced by Gary Gygax.

A sad day indeed.

03-04-08, 03:42 PM
Aye those and so many more...

Ultima Series
Might and Magic
The Bard's Tale Series
Fallout (via Gamma World)
Phantasie Series
Every Roguelike available (Rogue, ADOM, Nethack, Dungeon Crawl, Angband etc)

You really could just go on an on.

03-04-08, 03:46 PM
It's amazing what he started and his influence on how gaming has evolved today.

03-04-08, 03:49 PM
Wow, very sad.

I've never played pen and paper D&D, but I know how much he brought to gaming. He has left one hell of a legacy behind him, that's for sure.

RIP Gary.

He's wearing +2 Angel's Wings of Holy Might now.

03-04-08, 05:40 PM