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[news.com] Gary Gygax dies at age 69

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Perhaps not directly related to video games, but I'm sure he was very influential in the video game industry.

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Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons and one of the fathers of tabletop role-playing games, died on Tuesday at the age of 69. He had suffered from heart problems.
http://www.news.com/8301-10784_3-9885383-7.html
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Is he that kinda chubby guy with a long grey hair/beard??

Just trying to put a face to the name...
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Is he that kinda chubby guy with a long grey hair/beard??

Just trying to put a face to the name...
I think you just describe the whole Dungeons and Dragons fan base.
    
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Is he that kinda chubby guy with a long grey hair/beard??

Just trying to put a face to the name...
Yeah, the link has a photo...
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I thought he had an aneurysm in his liver. Maybe my source is incorrect.

Well, 69 is still too young in my opinion, but all great legends must die at some time. The legacy he helped build will never die, though. Even 200 years from now, while people are driving cars powered by compressed air motors or renewable Hydrogen, living in homes powered by Solar energy, there will still be RPG board gamers. I guarantee it.
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I thought he had an aneurysm in his liver. Maybe my source is incorrect.

Well, 69 is still too young in my opinion, but all great legends must die at some time. The legacy he helped build will never die, though. Even 200 years from now, while people are driving cars powered by compressed air motors or renewable Hydrogen, living in homes powered by Solar energy, there will still be RPG board gamers. I guarantee it.
Well, it said that he suffered from heart problems, not that he died from them...so he may have died from an aneurysm. Not to mention that aneurysms might in turn cause more heart problems.
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Aw. I thought this would be the first time I'd gotten to post news.

I guess the mods know what to do...
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