July 27

Happy Birthday Gary Gygax

Today is the birthday of Gary Gygax, regarded by some as the father of gaming and I do respect what he did for the hobby.  Some of his work is excellent AD&D for example, other examples less so like Cyborg Commando.

Without his effort and prolific writing I wonder how long it would have taken for the hobby to emerge?

If you want a good read about how the gaming industry when he was a creative powerhouse, then I would suggest you grab a copy of Designers & Dragons and see the influence he had.


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Posted July 27, 2015 by GeneralTangent in category "RPG

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I've been gaming on and off since about 1989 and during that period have played with numerous game systems. I'm fluent in a few, have a basic understanding of quite a few more and can get by in others. Somewhere along the way I found time to be a playtester, contribute to an unpublished game supplement and be associated with another gaming magazine written by far more talented people than I. This lead to one infamous article being written in which I followed the letter of the adventure and torched the parties river barge. I'm also listed on http://rpggeek.com as a game designer.

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