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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Got a twelve-sided die...

Gary Gygax, co-inventor of Satan's Game, and patron saint of nerds everywhere has died.

I've never played D&D, but I do have a story...

Once while shopping in a North Carolina bookstore circa 1985 I overheard a boy, about ten, asking his mother to buy a D&D game. The mom wigged out, responding with a barrage of feculae about how "Satanic" the game was.

I knew nothing of D&D, but from that day forward, Gygax became a hero of mine. I figured anyone who could provoke such a conniption from a Bible-thumping bubblehead was all right in my book.

R.I.P. Mr. Gygax...

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