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Gary Gygax memorial events at Gen Con

Last post 06-28-2008 4:18 AM by Balkin. 6 replies.
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  • 06-26-2008 6:53 PM

    • Derek Guder
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    Gary Gygax memorial events at Gen Con

    There were a lot of great ideas tossed around the forums this year about how to honor Gary's memory at the show andwe took many of them to heart. Unfortunately, we couldn't do all of them (the mass die roll is one example of a personal favorite that just wasn't feasible for this year).

    • a moment of silence in the exhibit hall at noon on Saturday
    • the "Tower of Gygax" (see below)
    • Grand Gygaxian Dice Collection
    • Memorial Book
    • Memorial Plaque
    • all proceeds to benefit charity
    We're doing several different things in Gary's memory this year; check out the Gary Gygax Remembered web site for more details.

    One big component to the program is the "Tower of Gygax," an RPG that will be running all weekend (here's the first session in the registration system). In grand Gygaxian tradition, the continual dungeon will be as deadly as it is random. Players will rotate in and out "Killer Breakfast"-style. Each slot is only an hour long and all ticket sales are going directly to charity, so I really want this to be a big success. Pass along the news, grab some friends, pop in for a quick game and honor everything Gary's given to our industry by indulging a quick and dirty romp with his rules.
    Derek Guder - Event Programming Manager
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    Have questions about event submission? Gimme a call, send me an email or stop by the GM forum

    Please do not send me a forum PM - feel free to email or call me directly.
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  • 06-26-2008 7:08 PM In reply to

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    Re: Gary Gygax memorial events at Gen Con

     Cool stuff.  Seems like some great tributes.

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  • 06-26-2008 10:36 PM In reply to

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    Re: Gary Gygax memorial events at Gen Con

    These are awesome! 

    Thanks GenCon for listening.

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  • 06-27-2008 1:10 AM In reply to

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    Re: Gary Gygax memorial events at Gen Con

    "Tower of Gygax" seriously, literally runs from 11am Thursday through 3pm Sunday, non-stop?

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  • 06-27-2008 5:54 AM In reply to

    Re: Gary Gygax memorial events at Gen Con

    Sounds like some great ideas there.

  • 06-28-2008 12:36 AM In reply to

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    Re: Gary Gygax memorial events at Gen Con

    My friends and I are signed up for the first run of this.  I can't wait to play in this.

    I'm talking about the Tower of Gygax, btw.

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  • 06-28-2008 4:18 AM In reply to

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    Re: Gary Gygax memorial events at Gen Con

    Looks like GenCon is doing things up right!

    I love the tower of Gygax idea, and erm... did I see DICE mentioned???? Surprise

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