Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Death of Legend

E. Gary Gygax died last night. The web is full of tributes to him (you can find the CNN obituary here) I'm sure there are lots of people (like my brother-in-law up until last GenCon) who have never heard of him. But just about anyone who has ever played a video game has been touched by his influence. If you've ever seen the words "hit points" or leveled up your character in an RPG or a first person shooter. If you've ever played any of the Warcraft games or a wizard who was more a fireballing engine of death than a behind the scenes, unflashy Merlin or Gandalf.

Well looks like in between having to write up an emergency contract and having a bunch of other stuff come up that I'm out of time. Isn't that always the way...

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow...

2 Comments:

Blogger BigLare said...

Did you see the RIP comic in honor of Gary at xkcd? http://xkcd.com/393/

11:12 PM  
Blogger Ross said...

I hadn't. Thanks!

7:04 AM  

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