Friday, March 7, 2008
"Now he's a lich"
As we all know by now
died this week, I guess he missed his final saving throw,
and it was a shock that rang out across many communities. His work touched so many lives
directly or indirectly, and I will never forget the few times I've had a chance to play
what an incredible game. A game that breaks so many barriers, like cooperative gameplay
instead of head to head competition like chess, a character development system where players
become stronger as they gain more experience, and of course there's always the encouragement
of reading with thick volumes of lore about an ever expanding realm. When D&D offically came
to the computer it was through
SSI's AD&D Pool of Radiance (1988),
and I'll never forget the hours of enjoyment mapping out the dungeons on graph paper
so I wouldn't miss a secret room or an unexplored corridor. Growing up I never got in
with a bunch of guys that played D&D, so this was my first real taste, so to speak, and
it was so amazing that I completed it.
I still have a love of RPG's to this day, a love for taking a first level character
and making him stronger one level at a time. This is truely the gift that Gary Gygax
gave us, and so many others have followed in his footsteps, he was pure inspiration.
You will be missed - D