In Memoriam ~ Gary Gygax

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In Memoriam ~ Gary Gygax

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I meant to post this a few days ago, but it's never too late to remember a great man!

God Bless!
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Rhuvein wrote:I meant to post this a few days ago, but it's never too late to remember a great man!

God Bless!
Indeed! I still have a few letters he returned to me with comments in the margins circa 1983. I was shocked that he answered me in person. Never got a chance to meet him, but I've enjoyed the game he created for the past 35+ years. Hoping to combine a visit home to Chicago with a trip to GaryCon next year.

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maximus wrote:
Rhuvein wrote:I meant to post this a few days ago, but it's never too late to remember a great man!

God Bless!
Indeed! I still have a few letters he returned to me with comments in the margins circa 1983. I was shocked that he answered me in person. Never got a chance to meet him, but I've enjoyed the game he created for the past 35+ years. Hoping to combine a visit home to Chicago with a trip to GaryCon next year.

Rgr that, I never meet him or even wrote him, but I did post a couple of things on one of the old forums and he emailed me specific answers etc. very cool to get those direct from him !
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Sometimes, it's hard to believe it has been 10 years since he passed.

I remember how active he was on so many forums (the older, old and one before this TLG, ENworld, RPGnet, Lejendary, DF, Pied Piper and prolly some others that I have forgotten), always happy to chat, answer questions (many of the same that he had been answering for years) and was always very cordial and friendly - but did not suffer fools gladly!

And during those last years, was writing modules for LA and CZ - hard working to the end, knowing that there was a very good chance of dying soon.

Gary, R.I.P. and thanks for everything!

[I really enjoyed running Castle Zagyg for my online group here. It was a blast]

:)
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Rhuvein wrote:Sometimes, it's hard to believe it has been 10 years since he passed.

I remember how active he was on so many forums (the older, old and one before this TLG, ENworld, RPGnet, Lejendary, DF, Pied Piper and prolly some others that I have forgotten), always happy to chat, answer questions (many of the same that he had been answering for years) and was always very cordial and friendly - but did not suffer fools gladly!

And during those last years, was writing modules for LA and CZ - hard working to the end, knowing that there was a very good chance of dying soon.

Gary, R.I.P. and thanks for everything!

[I really enjoyed running Castle Zagyg for my online group here. It was a blast]

:)
Hear! Hear!

I used to hit him up with LA questions and he always gave me a timely answer, he made time for his fans and was very helpful and went the extra mile when others may not have.

Wish I could have been around for that CZ game Rhu, maybe someday in the future...

BTW, what is that piece of art from? I noticed the artist is Darlene but I can't place it.

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Kayolan wrote:
Rhuvein wrote:Sometimes, it's hard to believe it has been 10 years since he passed.

I remember how active he was on so many forums (the older, old and one before this TLG, ENworld, RPGnet, Lejendary, DF, Pied Piper and prolly some others that I have forgotten), always happy to chat, answer questions (many of the same that he had been answering for years) and was always very cordial and friendly - but did not suffer fools gladly!

And during those last years, was writing modules for LA and CZ - hard working to the end, knowing that there was a very good chance of dying soon.

Gary, R.I.P. and thanks for everything!

[I really enjoyed running Castle Zagyg for my online group here. It was a blast]

:)
Hear! Hear!

I used to hit him up with LA questions and he always gave me a timely answer, he made time for his fans and was very helpful and went the extra mile when others may not have.

Wish I could have been around for that CZ game Rhu, maybe someday in the future...

BTW, what is that piece of art from? I noticed the artist is Darlene but I can't place it.
Well, I wished you were in that game as well. And oddly, I have been thinking about returning to CZ and you would be totally welcome.

My thought would be a more dangerous and deadly dungeon a la Castle Greyhawk that I experienced when playing in Gary's 1972 version some years ago.

I have several levels that I created - based on all the internet info and Gary's comments about some of his material - that I would like to use and present.

Are you OK with every other Sunday night?

:)
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Kayolan wrote: BTW, what is that piece of art from? I noticed the artist is Darlene but I can't place it.
I'm pretty sure this art was drawn by Darlene, right after Gary's passing. Tom Wham and I think some others produced some drawings and such. Hmm, I'll have to check my folders.

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Ten years, crazy…

It really was amazing just how accessible and friendly he was on these forums and others. Going back and reading some of those threads is a bittersweet joy.

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Rhuvein wrote:
Well, I wished you were in that game as well. And oddly, I have been thinking about returning to CZ and you would be totally welcome.

My thought would be a more dangerous and deadly dungeon a la Castle Greyhawk that I experienced when playing in Gary's 1972 version some years ago.

I have several levels that I created - based on all the internet info and Gary's comments about some of his material - that I would like to use and present.

Are you OK with every other Sunday night?

:)
Unfortunately Sundays aren't good for me with my current schedule, hoping that will change in the near future. :(

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