5 years ago, Gary Gygax died, and I left a comment here on Metafilter
memorializing his life, and how he helped me when I was very young.
posted by thanotopsis to MetaFilter-Related at 5:17 AM (28 comments total)
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Friday night, I got to tell my story to his son
, Ernie Gygax Jr. Ernie was DMing me through his original TSR Hobby Shop Dungeon. Last night, I also got a chance to talk one-on-one with Frank Mentzer, who, outside of Gail Gygax, was probably Gary's best friend and the last person to see Gary alive. Ernie was happy to hear about his dad, and signed my Player's Handbook right next to his dad's signature. Frank similarly signed my book, and we both got a little choked up talking about Gary for a bit, there.
All of this came about because of a new con
here in Madison. There's a synchronicity here, as Mentzer and (a) Gygax had signed that same book 30 years and 2 months ago.