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Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

Last post 06-27-2008 3:30 PM by KatsObsession. 48 replies.
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  • 03-07-2008 7:54 AM In reply to

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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

    I am wondering is there a world's record for 20-sided die rolling? Guinness World Record wise?

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  • 03-07-2008 9:23 AM In reply to

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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

    Searched the Guinness site and the only "dice" reference was for the largest collection. Note the site indicates they only provide a small assortment fo the 40k+ records though. There are some very odd records so a mass dice roll should be plausible.

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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

    Add myself and Malafar to the list.

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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

    It's too bad all the locations are going to be so spread out this year or GC management could just go on the Public Address at a pre-determined time and as for a moment of silence followed by a dice-roll.  Nice idea.

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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

    If the hall captains have handheld radios and if the hotels are kind enough to indulge Gen Con, to let us broadcast on their PA systems for just those couple of minutes, maybe it can happen throughout the convention.

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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

     I'm in.

    It's sad but it took his death for me to realise what an impact D&D has had on my life. I always knew that a signifcant portion of who i am is resting on my bookshelf, just not how big a portion. When i heard about his death it actually hit me hard. This was the man who gave me endless hours of laughter and joy. Every late night sitting on the coach eating junk, every character rolled, every laugh shared, every lucky crit that took down the DM's prized monster, every fumble that royally screwed you, and most of all the friendships i developed through the game, wouldn't have happened if it wasn't for this man.

    For all this and more i'll be there with my fellow gamers, giving gary the best send off that i can imagine. 

      

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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

    I am such a nube! I haven't been table topping for very long so I am curious about the details of a  massive dice roll.  Do we all just roll at the same time, observe a moment of silence, then pick up our die and move along???  Just what happens at these things?

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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

    If it wasn't for Gary I would not enjoy the current level of abuse I now recieve as DM. Count me and the boys in. There will be no need to roll to confirm this crit!
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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

    NoirNevara:

    I am such a nube! I haven't been table topping for very long so I am curious about the details of a  massive dice roll.  Do we all just roll at the same time, observe a moment of silence, then pick up our die and move along???  Just what happens at these things?

    What I was invisioning is for someone who personally knew Gary say a few words. Maybe a prayer for those who wish and in unison everyone who is attending, bend down on one knee and roll their D 20. I'm guesseing do it in the RPG Hall, maybe even have D 20's to comemerate the event and have the proceeds either go to his family or his favorite charity. Maybe a registry book (designed as a spellbook) for those who attend to sign and write a quick thank you. I dont know. Just things that are floating around in my head.

    Thats why I was calling out to Gen Con actual or someone who had a close working relationship with Big G to orginize something. I'm guesseing no one will know if anything is being set up until the event  schedule is posted in June.

    If nothing gets set up by any of the big orginizers then I think we as the players who are looking for this to happen, orginize a time to do this. If left up to me, I guesse I would say noon Saturday in the RPG Hall. If it is set up like last year, there should be an area where they had a giant D 20 and a Troll on a tile game board.

    So what do ya'll think, If nothing is officially orginized by Gen Con, we all meet in the RPG Hall at noon?

    Maybe those who are present, take turn and give their own testamonials of how his gift has touched them and issue verbal thanks to him as he looks upon us.

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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

    Thats why I was calling out to Gen Con actual or someone who had a close working relationship with Big G to orginize something. I'm guesseing no one will know if anything is being set up until the event schedule is posted in June.

    Marimac actually posted that they are definitely working on something.  We just don't know what it is yet.  I'm sure that once it is finalized and confirmed they will share it with us. 

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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

    Good. The idea to do a proper honoring of Gary is much bigger than I could possibly do. 

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  • 03-10-2008 5:58 PM In reply to

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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

    Brewski:

    NoirNevara:

    I am such a nube! I haven't been table topping for very long so I am curious about the details of a  massive dice roll.  Do we all just roll at the same time, observe a moment of silence, then pick up our die and move along???  Just what happens at these things?

    What I was invisioning is for someone who personally knew Gary say a few words. Maybe a prayer for those who wish and in unison everyone who is attending, bend down on one knee and roll their D 20. I'm guesseing do it in the RPG Hall, maybe even have D 20's to comemerate the event and have the proceeds either go to his family or his favorite charity. Maybe a registry book (designed as a spellbook) for those who attend to sign and write a quick thank you. I dont know. Just things that are floating around in my head.

    Ah that along the lines of what I was thinking.  I will look forward to hearing what the great GenCon people come up with.  I am sure it will be great.  I do like the commemorative die idea.  Very fitting!

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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

    I'm crossing my fingers about getting in the world record.  Dedicating it to Gary would be just a little bit of a way to show how much he meant to all of us.

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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

    Me and my dice will be there!

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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

     I had an idea.  I'm not too attached to it so chop it up any way that you want as it will not offend me in the slightest.

    Mass Dice-Off.  It would have to work on the honor system at first.

    Everyone rolls.  those with 11-20 stay in  those 0-10  out

    Each roll should eliminate roughly half so it really wouldn't take too many rolls to get down to a reasonable number of people. 

    winner ...gets?... does??   no clue here  maybe something assosiated with a charity or something?  $1 entry fee or some such?  winner gets a trophy but the money goes to Gary's fav charety???   Don't know,  help me out people or just toss this idea out the window makes no never mind to me. 

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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

     this would be really cool

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  • 03-12-2008 1:29 AM In reply to

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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

    i am all for the mass roll, but i had a few other tribute ideas. my first thought was a candle carving competition event in memory of Gygax. sign ups on thurs. then on sunday the contestants get judged and light them in  his honor. or going with the dice theme gencon could collect d20's outside exhibition hall in a see thru container. once collected gencon could auction off the dice and send the proceeds to some nonprofit/ charity/ philanthropic org. or better create one. (the Gygax foundation). if such a foundation/ group was created it could be funded almost exclusively through gen con event donations and his people. this way even though he has died, his vision and legacy will never be forgotten.

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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

    wrenn:
    my first thought was a candle carving competition event in memory of Gygax. sign ups on thurs. then on sunday the contestants get judged and light them in  his honor.

    That's a wonderful idea.  :)  However it would probalby have to be done outdoors to light them since I'm sure there are fire codes that prevent open flames in a building. 

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    Re: Mass Die Roll for Gary Gygax

     

     I would guess that Sherilyn is correct and the organizers will plan something on a larger scale and will give us details when they are available. However, these are some great ideas and I bet a tribute event would be very well recieved. If someone wants to host something, you may want to register an event soon. I definitely don't have the time to plan and organize an event. If someone does, I'll gladly print and distribute flyers or help in other ways.  The submission form can be downloaded at http://community.gencon.com/files/folders/pmg/entry82087.aspx . I didn't see a cutoff date for event submission, but I would guess it is coming up soon. 

  • 04-06-2008 5:23 PM In reply to

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    well however it happens...post the details and lets do it!

     i will be there with dice in tow!

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