Tuesday, March 4, 2008

A Sad Day For Nerds World Wide.

Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons passed away today at age 69 (he he) at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He had been in poor health, suffering numerous strokes and a near fatal heart attack.

His games and his influence to the role-playing game genre will be missed. I have many funny stories and fond memories of my youth playing Dungeons and Dragons with my neighbors and high school buddies. Playing D&D as we called it definitely kept us away from getting in trouble with girls, and helped my friends and I create the dreaded "2-liter" party. It's where you had to eat a whole large pizza and drink 2-liters of pop by yourself before the night ends without throwing up. Stupid as I was, I always tried to win. The only time I won I thought I was going to die. I just remember laying in the kitchen on the floor by the sink while my friends played D&D in the living room. I remember wishing that I'd throw up, but never I did. It was the longest night of my life. One time I filled up a huge glass of pop that almost emptied my 2 liter bottle and hid it. My friend Kelly thought I was going to win, and quickly drank the rest of his pop. He wasn't too happy when I revealed the rest of my pop in the large glass. That night he sat next to the sink wishing he would throw up while we played D&D.

Thanks Gary Gygax.

5 comments:

Lola...again said...

Good times....good times!

It's Just me! said...

Let's see. . eating a lot and then wanting to throw up? Sounds familiar. Is this the Bulemia Bowl? heehee! What did you win if you didn't throw up? A really upset stomach and no D&D? Doesn't sound like a good prize!

Busty LaRue said...

Ugh...that sounds like the game I played tonight...only it was called finish Mike's Coldstone ice cream cuz he bought one that was too big and then ate like 2 bites. Ugh!

Neil said...

I remember thinking that D&D was going to harm my sweet little boy. Everyone thought you were going down the tubes if you played. A drugie maybe. Boy were they wrong with you and your friends. You just and lots of fun and food. Glad you didn't throw up. MUM

kalintar said...

R.I.P Gary Gygax. A true hero.