Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Gygax Memorial Fund


Just picked this up over at The Old Guy's RPG Blog.

An auction is being held at this year's Gen Con of some of E. Gary Gygax's personal belongings to help fund a memorial in Lake Geneva, Wi.

I've been gaming since '79 and have never been to a Gen Con before, it's hard to make the trip from California to Wisconsin, but this is almost enough to make the trip for.

Here's a link to the Gygax Memorial Fund.

Funny, but the drawing of the proposed memorial looks exactly like something that would appear in an old school D&D module.

"You enter a clearing in the woods. The sound of a trickling stream can be heard to the south. Dominating the center of this grove is a bronze statue. It appears to be a small castle with the bust of a wizened old sage perched at its center. Roll of initiative"

It would almost be appropriate to put a poison dart trap on the head for anyone that "investigates the statue"

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