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  1.  (1259.21)
    Very sad. I, like I'm sure many others do, remember in-game moments like real-life incidences. And I don't know if there's a better game at creating bonds between people. You and your buddy completely botch an assassination attempt because you're both idiots who don't think ahead and barely survive it, and you end up staying buddies for life.

    Props to the man who helped make friends. Aww....
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      CommentAuthormuse hick
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2008
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    i was gonna post this on here too when i first saw it but then saw the two existing threads. i used to play it until my dungeon master became a megalomaniac. i killed him with a dart from a book. the gaming ceased.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2008
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    Props to the man who helped make friends

    Seconded.
  2.  (1259.24)
    This news upset me more than I thought it would. It happened so close after the death of my grandmother...

    I had a game when I was in college, first as a player then quickly after as DM. D&D 3rd edition helped me cut my chops on worldbuilding more than my screenwriting degree ever did. I met my first (sane) girlfriend through D&D, and I concocted campaigns that my disillusioned, less nerdy friends loved.

    Weirdly, I just remembered an old idea for a campaign that never was yesterday.

    Rest in Peace, Gary, you brought a lot of joy to a lot of joyless nerds, and hell, if that's not worth a spot in heaven, I don't know what is.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeMar 4th 2008
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    Penny Arcade did a good job I thought. "Gary Gygax: Rolling In His Grave".
    • CommentAuthorPooka
    • CommentTimeMar 5th 2008
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    That's sad...:(

    I'm a big d and d geek, and I'm working on my own rpg/comic book project currently that was heavily inspired by the beginnings of D and D...before things got rediculously complicated....and i spend a great deal of evening time currently escaping reality for a bit in the form of a were cat named Isaret...

    I'll totally do a dedication to this man, if I get published.
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    Though I'm not fond of D20, he did help to create the hobby in general, so that's cool.
    Hope he rolled good stats for his angel or demon. Or ghost. Or whatever.
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    @ robinleblanc. I agree, bordering on semi-tasteful
    I used to play when I was a kid, my stepdad taught me how.
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      CommentAuthorobliterati
    • CommentTimeMar 7th 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    <img src="http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/ultimate_game.png">