So Long, Gary

So Long, Gary

So Long, Gary

by Steve Napierski to Comics

Gary Gygax, the co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons and father of the role-playing game, passed away yesterday at the age of 69. Without Gygax’s brilliance games like Final Fantasy, Dragonquest and World of Warcraft would have never existed. Dungeons and Dragons is the true foundation of all modern role-playing games. So thank you Gary. Without you our gaming world would have been a lot less fun.

For this comic, I decided to go for true D&D joke. In fact, a friend of mine who has forgotten more about D&D than I’ve ever learned was like “huh… I didn’t know that” after I explained it.

So why was it ironic that Satan was using the 2nd Edition of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons rulebook? Because all mentions of demons and devils were removed from this edition to appease Christian zealots who were attacking D&D for Satan worshiping and such at the time. And now you know.

Ernest Gary Gygax (July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008)

[edit] I wanted to include some of the other webcomic tributes to Mr. Gygax. [/edit]

Dork Tower

Full Frontal Nerdity

GU Comics

Order of the Stick

Weregeek

xkcd