Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Gary Gygax fails his save verse death

A little belated: Gary Gygax, the man who co-invented Dungeons and Dragons, author of the first edition of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons and co-founder of TSR, Inc. (tactical studies rules), died last week on the 4th of March.

While strictly speaking not a philosopher, in fact not a philosopher at all, I always liked Pete's description of philosophy degrees as 'top gun for nerds'. In this vein I feel his passing should be recognised by the greater nerd community which we are probably part of.

1 comment:

Virtualprimate said...

Games and the rules that define them...
Where would we be without em?

Here's to Gary (rolls a 20)

Has anybody finished cataloging the rules within philosophy yet? Those language games and all that? Maybe we could restricted it to a smaller domain like Ethics? If we then added chance and imaginary outcomes (ain't imaginary outcomes a regular part of philosophy?) we could market it as the D20 Ethics rpg : saint or sinner?

... or maybe not.