rest in peace
I didn't know who either of those people were until they died, even though I have been playing Dungeons and Dragons (as well as myriad other RPGs) for about 15 years.Odd, isn't it.
Rest in Peace.I met Dave a couple years back. He was a good man. God rest his soul.
I've met both Dave and Gary on numerous occasions over the years, as a long time RPGer starting with the original D&D. You know that you're a geek when you recognize either of these guys by sight, which I did the first time I went to GenCon many years ago. I dragged my friends around meeting everyone I could find. "Hey look dude, that's R.A. Salvatore! Lets go bother him!" and "Ooo, see that older guy smoking a butt over there? That's Gary Gygax!" 8)Dave was a little more reserved than Gary was, but he was still a nice guy. I definitely hung out with Gary more over the years, because he was the kind that never passed up a free drink from a fan lol, and would happily hang out with you for hours shooting the breeze. The last time I saw Dave Arneson was actually a while ago now, as it was the first year they moved GenCon to Indianapolis (whenever that was). These guys were personally responsible for the majority of the joy and fun in my youth and hours upon hours of roleplaying fun I've had from then until now. Dave, and Gary will certainly be missed by me...
Anyone got 25,000gp for a true ressurection?Maybe reincarnate would be better though...
Rest in peace
When Gary died, I went to look for my old copies of the DM's guide, and the Monster Manual, but alas, they had long ago left my possession (although I still have my d20 :) )Thank you Gary and Dave, for many, many happy days, and flights of fancy. Just look at what your work has spawned. Rest in peace.
It is worth noting that Dave, in some ways, is even more responsible for roleplaying games, and to an extent, games such as WoW even more than Gary was, although Gary will always be the grandfather of such games in the eyes of the mainstream, partly because of all of his work with DnD afterwards.Dave was the first to turn the large-scale wargames (the precursers to Warhammer) into single-character games, and was the first to create a campaign setting, and a world setting, namely Blackmoor (I think that's how it was spelled). If it weren't for him, it would likely have been some time before somebody else came up with such (then radical) ideas.R.I.P. Dave and Gary, the greats of the game have passed on. It is indeed in our hands now; let us hope those hands are good.
Rest in Peace mate :(
Rest in PeaceAnd thank you for what you have brought to this world
Rest in peace for stating the genre to the world and then giving us the gift of playing in the world of warcraft. For all of mmo's and rpg's out there we salute you.
Rest in peace man, fanx for the many years of gaming you gave me.
it spawned violent video games and video game addiction indirectly killing thousands thank you gary and dave you actually made the world a worse place when u look at itAh, the old diatribe of "video games = violence." This is such a tired and unfounded argument. There's violent music, violent TV, violent books, violent verbal legends... Violence as part of storytelling has been around for centuries. Dave and Gary created a rules system and universe for fans of fantasy to play out their ideas and tell their own stories.To blame these two for the violence caused by others makes as much sense as blaming your neighbor because you sneezed. So don't start. None of us wants to hear it, nor will the vast majority put any stock in your unsubstantiated opinion.Also - RIP Dave, and another belated RIP to Gary. If there is a special place in heaven for gamers, look forward to these guys being your GMs in the future. ;)
Rest in peace.
Rest in Peace for you shall not be forgotten. We still start the weekend off with a d20 roll and many a shot of whiskey as the campaign wanders on.
well hes dead o well famous and important people die all the time. time to move on he was gonna die anyway.rest in peacethank you for planting the seads of video game addiction and violent video games rest in peace along with the some 1000 people you indirectly killedhe prolly did that by accident thoughrest in peace until your body gets decomposed or the apocaylpse tears you apart or someone defiles your graveyou would all be very depressed is you actually cared about every time a important person died M O V E O NWow, you're an ^&*!@#$. Of course we care, not only because he created one game, but because he was important for about every RPG in the world. He made the walls and the roof of the house we call RPG. And you just don't care? Well, in that case you can go back to whatever you did before you played WoW, because without that man, that wonderful man, there probably wasn't any WoW. In fact, there probably wasn't any RPG. Rest in peace, and thank you for creating the RPG as what it is now. I will never forget Dungeons and Dragons, nor will I forget you or Gary.
R.I.P., Dave. I'll think of you every time my dwarf cleric bashes a goblin in the skull.
If what you've created lives on, then part of you lives on. Dave's creation is more full of life than ever.And at funerals, you don't mourn so much for the deceased as you do for your loss of them.Good bye, Dave.
Someone came to the WoW forums to proselytize our heathen souls. I had the august opportunity to meet both Dave and Gary, and actually participated in one of Gary's pickup games at Gencon 02'. I also participated in an emailing list with both Gary and Dave, where we discussed politics, religion, gaming, news, and everything in between. Truly great minds who sought to bring enjoyment to many dedicated fans.