Creator of D&D fails saving throw vs. death (1 Viewer)

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Damn. I had the original four D&D books, first editions (Player's Handbook, DMs Guide, Monster Manual, Deities and Demigods) until I lost them in Katrina.

Bummer.
 

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Good thread title. I always enjoyed the game. RIP.
 

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So sad, I remember starting the game in 1978, haven't looked back since.
 

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Damn. I had the original four D&D books, first editions (Player's Handbook, DMs Guide, Monster Manual, Deities and Demigods) until I lost them in Katrina.

Bummer.
I had three of the four books. I played a while in school, but people began to take on their character a bit too seriously and I couldn't take it anymore.
 

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Ouch ..Gygax ushered in a new meaning or maybe the only meaning of the geek/nerd era. It's ashame you lost those originals in the flood they were worth a pretty good bit of money. I wonder if the World of Warcraft arena will me mourning tonight? Probably so.
 
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I had three of the four books. I played a while in school, but people began to take on their character a bit too seriously and I couldn't take it anymore.
I was pretty lucky to find buddies more interested in the hanging out and drinking beer part than actually playing the game. I don't think I would have enjoyed it if anyone took it seriously.
 

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Here's to Gygax rolling natural twenties on the big coffee table in the sky.

I was pretty lucky to find buddies more interested in the hanging out and drinking beer part than actually playing the game. I don't think I would have enjoyed it if anyone took it seriously.
Is this where I'm supposed to link the Summoner Easter Egg video?
 

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Damn, RiP

I was a serious D&D nerd from about 8-14 or so.

Played from about 18 to 21 then just quit.

I just finished rereading some of the old dragonlance series again too.

I agree with Sandman, good thread title.
 
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Sync Magazine named Gary Gygax #1 on the list of "The 50 Biggest Nerds of All Time". Awesome.
 

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I'll take your word for it. I don't understand the thread title. :dunno:
:covri:

You're not one of US™ apparently.

(in D&D when you are attacked or some event, usually bad, happens, you have to the roll the die and make a "saving throw" -- if you roll high enough, you "passed" the saving throw and were not affected by the event.)
 

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