Ernest Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons and Dragons, was born today 75 years ago. While he was taken from us in 2008 his memory and legacy undoubtedly live on. I am bold enough to state as fact that we would not have fantasy gaming today without the man. We celebrate his birthday by gaming, however we can. So go out there, roll some natural 20’s in remembrance. Kill some kobolds or a dragon or two, get that vorpal sword. Have fun!
Today would have been my father’s 66th birthday. I’m half as old as he would have been.
Those who don’t know, my father passed away in November of 2010. As I said back on father’s day, which just happened to be on my birthday this year (you see how June was always a very complicated month for the two of us), my dad was the one who took care of me after my parent’s divorced when I was a kid. He was a very influential person in my life.
So, Happy Birthday, Dad, Love You.
So I have to admit, I didn’t watch the development of this game, but figured since it’s out and free to play I’d download it and check it out. Having played it for about three hours though, gotta say, pretty fun. Got my warrior, Angus, up to level 5 before the servers came down. If you have time, check it out. Tell me if you’re going to play, maybe we could hook up.
In typical fashion, I haven’t forgotten Father’s Day I just haven’t mentioned it. But it’s still Father’s Day for a little while longer and while my own Dad may not be with me anymore I wanted to wish a Happy Father’s Day to his memory and to all the other good dads out there.
My Dad was a huge influence in my life. Having taken care of me almost completely since I was around 9. I may have gone to visit my Mom every weekend or so and lived with her for a year after the divorce, but it was my Dad who raised me, shaped me into the responsible human being I am today. It’s thanks to him that even after having lost so much and lived the way that I did that I turned out so well-balanced.
So to him wherever he wants to be right now, I love you, Dad.
Happy Father’s Day.