History Creator / GaryGygax

7th Jul '17 1:43:53 PM buzzy
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** The name of the prominent wizard Tenser, creator of spells such as ''Tenser's Floating Disc'', is an anagram of "Ernest".

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** The name of the prominent wizard Tenser, creator of spells such as ''Tenser's Floating Disc'', is an anagram of "Ernest". "Ernest." (The character was created by Gygax's son, also named Ernest, making Tenser named after EGG at one level removed.)
8th May '17 8:05:07 PM JM1982
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** The name of the prominent wizard Tenser, creator of spells such as ''Tenser's Floating Disc'', is an anagram of "Ernest".
12th Mar '17 10:53:08 AM TotemicHero
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Ah, good old '''Ernest Gary Gygax''' (July 27, 1938 -- March 4, 2008). Where would we be without thee? Probably somewhere else, given the sheer different forms of media (and with them, a very large number of tropes) that originated from his work.

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Ah, good old '''Ernest Gary Gygax''' (July 27, 1938 -- March 4, 2008). Where would we be without thee? Probably somewhere else, given the sheer number of different forms of media (and with them, a very large number of tropes) that originated from his work.
19th Feb '17 7:43:25 PM jormis29
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TSR Inc. flourished off of the game, leading to multiple game modules, many alternate universes (TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}, TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}, TabletopGame/DarkSun, TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms, Literature/{{Dragonlance}}, TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}...), eventually even a [[WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons cartoon adaptation]] and [[Film/DungeonsAndDragons a few movies]]. However, eventually TSR fell under new management, causing him to leave the company. He continued to work on new tabletop [=RPG=]s and write novels afterwards, and remained affiliated with his original creation all his life. In March of 2008, Gygax died at the age of 69, and gamers the world over lost their saving throw against mourning.

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[[Creator/{{TSR}} TSR Inc. Inc.]] flourished off of the game, leading to multiple game modules, many alternate universes (TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}, TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}, TabletopGame/DarkSun, TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms, Literature/{{Dragonlance}}, TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}...), eventually even a [[WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons cartoon adaptation]] and [[Film/DungeonsAndDragons a few movies]]. However, eventually TSR fell under new management, causing him to leave the company. He continued to work on new tabletop [=RPG=]s and write novels afterwards, and remained affiliated with his original creation all his life. In March of 2008, Gygax died at the age of 69, and gamers the world over lost their saving throw against mourning.
27th Nov '16 6:11:51 PM Fireblood
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** The ''Futurama'' movie ''Bender's Game'', which references ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' heavily is dedicated to him. Gary Gygax died while the movie was in production.

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** The ''Futurama'' movie ''Bender's Game'', which references ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' heavily heavily, is dedicated to him. Gary Gygax died while the movie was in production.



* A few [[InMemoriam tribute to his death]] in webcomics:
** [[http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0536.html "A Brief Tribute"]] in ''Webcomic/TheOrderOfTheStick''. (Warning: [[TearJerker Prepare some kleenex]] just in case you're a sensitive or sentimental person; [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming It's that kind of strip.]])
** [[ChessWithDeath RPGing with Death]] in [[http://xkcd.com/393/ a strip]] of ''Webcomic/{{xkcd}}''.
** And a ''Webcomic/DorkTower'' [[http://www.dorktower.com/2008/03/05/ tribute comic]].
13th Nov '16 8:29:48 AM thatmadork
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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Anyone want to play Dungeons & Dragons for the next quadrillion years?]]"]]

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3rd May '15 5:05:30 PM Willbyr
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[[caption-width-right:350:"[[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Anyone want to play Dungeons & Dragons for the next quadrillion years?]]"]]
2nd May '15 10:20:05 AM SeptimusHeap
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7th Dec '14 6:26:19 AM Koveras
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* In ''WebVideo/AcquisitionsIncorporated'', Gygax is the name of the Darkmagic family's cat, [[spoiler:who turns out to be TheMole for the rival family and the BigBad of season 5]].
23rd Aug '14 12:04:58 PM Premonition45
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-->-- '''Gary Gygax''' [[AsHimself (voicing himself)]], ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

Ah, good old Ernest Gary Gygax. Where would we be without thee? Probably somewhere else, given the sheer different forms of media (and with them, a very large number of tropes) that originated from his work.

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-->-- '''Gary Gygax''' [[AsHimself (voicing himself)]], ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}'', "Anthology of Interest"

Ah, good old Ernest '''Ernest Gary Gygax.Gygax''' (July 27, 1938 -- March 4, 2008). Where would we be without thee? Probably somewhere else, given the sheer different forms of media (and with them, a very large number of tropes) that originated from his work.
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