History Creator / GaryGygax

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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determine if you cry, and if so, how much.]]
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.
27th May '14 6:28:01 PM TinyTedDanson
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->''"Hello Fry, it's a-- ''(rolls two ten-sided dice) pleasure'' to meet you."''

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->''"Hello Fry, it's ->''"Greetings! It's a-- ''(rolls two ten-sided dice) pleasure'' dice)'' '''pleasure''' to meet you."''you!"''
8th Apr '14 4:46:20 AM TinyTedDanson
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->''"Hello Fry, it's a... ''(stops mid-sentence, rolls two ten-sided dice) pleasure'' to meet you."''
-->-- '''Gary Gygax''' (voicing himself), ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''

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->''"Hello Fry, it's a... ''(stops mid-sentence, rolls a-- ''(rolls two ten-sided dice) pleasure'' to meet you."''
-->-- '''Gary Gygax''' [[AsHimself (voicing himself), himself)]], ''WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}}''
8th Mar '14 1:47:41 AM Koveras
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** The BonusBoss of ''VideoGame/BaldursGate 2'' is named Kangaxx.

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** The BonusBoss of ''VideoGame/BaldursGate 2'' is named Kangaxx. And, while not based on D&D anymore, ''VideoGame/DragonAgeOrigins'' featured a BonusBoss Gaxkang, who's a reference to both Kangaxx and Gygax.
26th Jan '14 12:14:32 PM StFan
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Back in the day, there were no [[TabletopRolePlayingGames Role Playing Games]]. None. Only [[WarGaming tabletop war games]]. Gygax didn't like that at all, so he asked his friend Dave Arneson to make one. Arneson rewrote all of the rules to ''Chainmail'', a system that Gygax and the local shop owner Jeff Perren had developed, to create ''Blackmoor'', the first tabletop RPG. Gygax then, along with Arneson, worked to expand this from a simple add-on to ''Chainmail'' to its own system entirely. And thus, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' was born.

TSR Inc. flourished off of the game, leading to multiple game modules, [[TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}} many]] [[TabletopGame/{{Planescape}} many]] ''[[TabletopGame/DarkSun many]]'' '''[[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms many]]''' [[Literature/{{Dragonlance}} alternate]] [[TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} universes]], and eventually even a [[WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons cartoon adaptation]]. 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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Back in the day, there were no [[TabletopRolePlayingGames Role Playing [[TabletopRPG Role-Playing Games]]. None. Only [[WarGaming tabletop war games]]. Gygax didn't like that at all, so he asked his friend Dave Arneson to make one. Arneson rewrote all of the rules to ''Chainmail'', a system that Gygax and the local shop owner Jeff Perren had developed, to create ''Blackmoor'', the first tabletop RPG. Gygax then, along with Arneson, worked to expand this from a simple add-on to ''Chainmail'' to its own system entirely. And thus, ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' was born.

TSR Inc. flourished off of the game, leading to multiple game modules, [[TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}} many]] [[TabletopGame/{{Planescape}} many]] ''[[TabletopGame/DarkSun many]]'' '''[[TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms many]]''' [[Literature/{{Dragonlance}} alternate]] [[TabletopGame/{{Eberron}} universes]], and many alternate universes (TabletopGame/{{Greyhawk}}, TabletopGame/{{Planescape}}, TabletopGame/DarkSun, TabletopGame/ForgottenRealms, Literature/{{Dragonlance}}, TabletopGame/{{Eberron}}...), eventually even a [[WesternAnimation/DungeonsAndDragons cartoon adaptation]].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.



# A genius who is effectively the father of modern role playing.

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# A genius who is effectively the father of modern role playing.role-playing.


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