Gary Gygax memorial in the offing

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17 Responses to “Gary Gygax memorial in the offing”

  1. franko says:

    love that this is happening. LOVE it.

  2. captain_cthulhu says:

    i might kick in a few gold pieces but the shrubs better be sculpted into monster manual monsters!

    how cool would it be to read his memorial plaque surrounded by Beholders and Mind Flayers!?! I guess you’d have to be there… and be me :(

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is cool, but it would be way cooler if they built it at the mouth of a very spooky cave, whose entrance was strewn with bits of bone and chain mail. Inside? A gift shop! Preferably run by a guy named Monty Haul. ;)

  4. Anonymous says:

    There should be 8.5 x 11 square pavers around it, where donors can post their favortite D&D character’s stats.

  5. MrBawn says:

    Won’t be complete without a gazebo

  6. Mister44 says:

    I’d contact Matt Georing if I were them. He is an obvious fan.

  7. Frizzit says:

    #1 got it right… I don’t know how many times I was hassled by the cops for LARPING in LG… “The design would include a castle turret with a bust on top and possibly have a dragon wrapped around the turret”. I think it would be pretty spectacular.

  8. Keneke says:

    Where can I donate?

  9. absimiliard says:

    +1 Anon for suggesting this should be brought to Colbert’s attention.

    -abs totally would take a bet that he’d act on it, in fact maybe he’ll just wander on over to Comedy Central and see if there’s a link he can use to suggest it

  10. knoxblox says:

    There is a nice little gravestone dedicated to Gary inside Dungeons and Dragons Online, in Delera’s Graveyard. There used to be a yearly memorial procession, but I don’t know if they still do it.

    Still, it will be nice to see a real-life dedication to a man who greatly influenced my teen years.

  11. Anonymous says:

    There needs to be a sign that reads: NO LARPING

  12. Anonymous says:

    Start an Internet movement to get Steven Colbert to dedicate the memorial.

    He did a tribute to Gygax on his show so he must be fan.

    Having him dedicate it would get a lot of publicity for the memorial.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I suggest a life size replica of the Tomb of Horrors instead :)
    With functional rotating knives, flayer-bots and mad, crazed cultists (Star-trek-comic-book-guy).

    Don’t forget
    to save
    or
    die!

  14. VICTOR JIMENEZ says:

    Critical hit!

  15. Anonymous says:

    He will be critically missed.

    We should all observe a moment of silent (10′ radius).

  16. Anonymous says:

    I had a guy talk me into helping bring Dungeons and Dragons into our High school as a club.

    He thought if he could get some Honour Roll guys to support ‘the cause’ the student council would roll with some funding for kickin’ supplies.

    They did.

    I played a few times then quickly discovered the labyrinthine s, treasures, fantasy characters + tests bored me.

    I did however develop a passion for surprise and began killing everyone and everything that went in with me or that I encountered.

    Most of the others didn’t get it.

    When they caught on to my killin’ ways though I had to promise I wouldn’t kill them before they would let me play again.

    I’d now wait until we got deeper into the game before they trusted me and I had opportunity to randomly kill them all over again.

    Eventually they stopped inviting me to the meetings and I had a fantastic high school life.

    I now take over your eulogy with my own: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11EUcrA7GvI

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