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Post Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:10 pm 
 

Afrika Corps wrote:So where the fuck is Gary Gygax? Hes still alive right? Is he held up in some whelechair somewhere with senility?


He posts fairly regularly on dragonsfoot and a few other boards.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:29 pm 
 

I imagine he is not concerned about money, which, if true, makes him a great man. If he goes into business again, how is he different than WoTC? Besides, I have trouble idolizing individuals. I imagine he pukes, shits and farts like everyone else. Well, he might be farting dust due to old age, but you get the picture.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:06 pm 
 

Where is Gary?

It may surprise some of you, but effectively he's moved on.  While he still answers (A)D&D queries in his Q&A threads on Dragonsfoot, he is far more interested in discussing/developing/playing his newest game -- Lejendary Adventures.  After 30+ years of dealing with lunatics like us, who can blame him?  :D

He also mentioned in a recent reply to me that he's looking forward to retirement from writing entirely..

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:24 pm 
 

deimos3428 wrote:He also mentioned in a recent reply to me that he's looking forward to retirement from writing entirely..


I will believe that when I see it. :wink:


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:22 pm 
 

So I guess G. Gygax is too good to come on this board then?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:38 pm 
 

Afrika Corps wrote:So I guess G. Gygax is too good to come on this board then?


With such wonderful things like this to read...why would he want to?  :?

  

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:39 pm 
 

Afrika Corps wrote:So I guess G. Gygax is too good to come on this board then?


If you look at the number of posts he responds to on Dragonsfoot alone, not to mention whatever other boards he is on, you might understand he can't respond to every posting about him on every forum.  If you want to ask him something go to Dragonsfoot and ask unless Dragonsfoot isn't good enough for you to join.

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:41 pm 
 

Afrika Corps wrote:So I guess G. Gygax is too good to come on this board then?




TBH, I am not even sure that he has ever been formally asked, but before acting like an ass you may want to understand what Gary does, especially considering he is soon to celebrate his 68th birthday.

I mean aside from the fact that a D&D collectors forum isn't really what he would have much interest in anyway, but I seriously doubt that he would have time to visit here, even if he really wanted to. He already has pretty much full time writing duties as he is still very much an active writer of his own Legendary Adventures RPG, as well as working quite diligently on his extremely large Castle Zagyg series that is being produced for Castles & Crusades. On top of that, there are at least 3 or 4 other fourms that he posts to on a daily basis.  The forums that I know for fact that he posts on regularly are Dragonfoot, ENWorld and the LA forums.  I also believe that he is also an occasional poster on the Troll Lord Games forums since they are the ones putting out the CZ stuff for C&C.  

Gary is actually so busy with his current workload and posting on other internet forums, that he hasn't even posted on Rob Kuntz's board(you know the same guy who was both a major contributor to D&D game at its very origins and is also one of Gary's very good friends) in almost 10 months now.  If Gary can't seem to find time to post there, there is really not a snowball's chance in hell he is coming here anytime soon and it really has absolutely nothing to do with being i too good for us.  Gary is actually a lot more accomidating to gamers(and people in general) both past and present than anyone has any right to expect and the fact that he takes time out of his extremely busy day already to answer questions and shoot the sh*t with his fans on several venues is more than exceptional.  TBH it really kind of pisses me off that you are acting like this, especially when you apparently don't know the facts.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:43 pm 
 

Afrika Corps wrote:So I guess G. Gygax is too good to come on this board then?

I can't speak for him, but he doesn't strike me as a D&D collector, so why would he come here?  There are more appropriate places to connect with his fanbase.

If you would like to ask him a question in person, login to either the Dragonsfoot.org forums or the Lejendary.com forums and look for one of his Q&A threads.  He's online quite frequently.

He's really a very nice person, with a whole host of interests above and beyond D&D, like most of us.  :wink:

(Ok, you guys are obviously around...  Party in the DF chat!)

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:50 pm 
 

Afrika Corps wrote:So I guess G. Gygax is too good to come on this board then?

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Yeah, who wouldn't want to deal with excessive profanity and general rudeness? :?

Seriously, bro, do a little background research before you start spouting off.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:16 am 
 

He has a Q&A thread on ENWorld that has been going on for years. He answered quite a few of my questions there within 24 hours of posting them. He is also terminally ill. I don't remember what he said he has, but he does not expect to live much longer. He has spoken about it on ENWorld several times, and says it makes him so tired he is only able to write for a couple hours a day, and he uses some of that time to talk to fans (and sometimes non-fans) on various websites.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 5:56 am 
 

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:15 am 
 

kevin mayle wrote:He has a Q&A thread on ENWorld that has been going on for years. He answered quite a few of my questions there within 24 hours of posting them. He is also terminally ill. I don't remember what he said he has, but he does not expect to live much longer. He has spoken about it on ENWorld several times, and says it makes him so tired he is only able to write for a couple hours a day, and he uses some of that time to talk to fans (and sometimes non-fans) on various websites.

I don't remember ever posting to Gary's DF thread, so I just posted a (stupid) question there.  Gary has the patience to deal with Q&A threads filled with esoteric questions about a 30-year-old game system and also has the energy to write new material.

For more information on Gary Gygax, visit his Wikipedia entry.  He didn't create it and doesn't look at it, so its accuracy may vary:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Gygax

  


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:54 am 
 

kevin mayle wrote:He has a Q&A thread on ENWorld that has been going on for years. He answered quite a few of my questions there within 24 hours of posting them. He is also terminally ill. I don't remember what he said he has, but he does not expect to live much longer. He has spoken about it on ENWorld several times, and says it makes him so tired he is only able to write for a couple hours a day, and he uses some of that time to talk to fans (and sometimes non-fans) on various websites.


Gary is not terminally ill.   He does however have an abdominal aortic aneurysm which is very serious and it can also be life threatening, however it is something that may deteriorate, but it is also not necessarily a death sentence:

http://www.dragonsfoot.org/forums/viewt ... &start=105

About this time last year is when he was diagnosed with it, with plans to not attempt to operate on it immediately and follow up tests to come in 6 months to see if that was going to change.  Being that we have heard nothing further since that time, its likely, at least at this time, that everything in the last year or so has been good so far(aside from a nasty case of shingles that EGG suffered from for a good 3 or 4 months which took him offline last fall and into early this year) and lets hope that remains the same for many years to come.  :)


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:03 am 
 

bclarkie wrote:
Gary is not terminally ill.


That's good to hear! Last year he had mentioned he might not be well enough to make it to Gen Con 2006, and if he was, he felt it might be the last one he was around for. He had just come from the doctor that day, and maybe that's just where his head was at the moment.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 10:08 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:Gary has the patience to deal with Q&A threads filled with esoteric questions about a 30-year-old game system and also has the energy to write new material.

Before compiling my list of questions to ask, I read every one of the questions he had already answered, going back through hundreds of pages. I was shocked to see that over half of the questions were ones he had already answered, some of them many, many times, and he never mentioned it. He just went on to write  brand new descriptive and informative answers to them over and over again. I would never have that kind of patience.

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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:37 pm 
 

The fact that he replies tells me that he likes to do it.  I suspect that EGG never gets tired of the old game and the old fame.  Why should he?  You don't have to be an ego maniac to like being liked.  In fact, there's hardly any nicer feeling than being appreciated.  Long may he post.


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:49 pm 
 

Afrika Corps wrote:Please be advised: Warning: I dont mean any disrespect, but this whole topic has really got my blood boiling.

So where the fuck is Gary Gygax? Hes still alive right? Is he held up in some whelechair somewhere with senility? I mean this guy has a legion of admirerers, he could easily become a millionaire overnight if he started his own company and began to write again and hired a talented crew, and had the right buisness advisers. It just makes me sick to my stomach.... Im so disgusted I cant type anymore.. Burn in Hades Wizards of the Coast: you fucking hack Whores.


God, that's hilarious.   :lol:   Even better than the orange B3 prank.  You're joking, right?  Pure genious!


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:12 pm 
 

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God, that's hilarious.   :lol:   Even better than the orange B3 prank.  You're joking, right?  Pure genious!


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Dude! It sounds like you are channeling the Infamous Jim Perelman!  :P


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Post Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2007 2:39 pm 
 

jasonw1239 wrote:Africa Corps!
Dude! It sounds like you are channeling the Infamous Jim Perelman!  :P

Afrika Perelman?

  
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