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Happy Gary Gygax Day!

July 27, 2015

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Today is Gary Gygax Day, celebrating the life and legacy of the “Father of Role-Playing Games” Gary Gygax. He was born on this day in 1938 and passed on March 4, 2008 (a different holiday altogether: GM’s Day).

Anyone reading this blog who plays almost any kind of game with their friends around a table (even if that table is on the internet) where they pretend, even for a moment, that they are someone else owes the ability to do that to Mr. Gygax.

Earlier this year, I got to attend GaryCon and meet many of his family members and sit around some amazing tables with his friends, co-workers and other fellow devotees like myself. It’s probably no surprise that tickets for next year’s GaryCon go on sale in the next couple days. It’s also probably no surprise that his son, E. Gary Gygax, will be launching a Kickstarter for a truly “old school” project today as well: The Hobby Shop Dungeon.

Thanks, Gary, your imagination lives on!

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