Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Unfortunately, They Retired the Immortals Rules in 1987

Shine on, you crazy diamond.

If it weren't for you, what would have entertained me for those thousands of hours? All those Saturdays in front of cartoons in my underwear, rolling up random dungeons as set out in the DM section of the Expert Rules (for two glorious years in front of the actual Dungeons and Dragons Cartoon, right before Kid Video). There never would have been an Eye of the Beholder, much less any Baldur's Gate. No GenCon. And no fat, old geeks at GenCon. Because he was the first.

His name was Gary Gygax. He had an idea that spawned an industry. We owe him so much.

2 comments:

Gus said...

If you're sick and have the choice between dying at 69 or 70, do you sorta think, "Lemme bow out early, just for the numerical shits and giggles."

w1ndst0rm said...

Kickin' it at the age of 69 has been my plan since I was 14.

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