Monday, April 30, 2012

Z is for Zagyg

I finalize my Alphabet of Inspiration by honoring the Mad Archmage himself, E. Gary Gygax.

I'm not leaving Rob Kuntz's contribution to DnD out, but this post is about Gary.  Obviously, both men created a hobby that has become very, very dear to me.  Everything you are reading was inspired by their creation.

Without Zagyg seeking out licensors, I wouldn't have had DnD toys to play with or a cartoon to watch.  While DnD and ADnD are central to me as a fan, his understanding of attracting young fans was essential to the growth of the hobby.

Gary's vision of fantasy is central to how I see it.  The genre that DnD has become transcends the literary works that inspired it and in many cases outlasted them.  In short, I wouldn't have ventured into a dungeon for the first time, without Zagyg's push.

Thank you Gary.  May you continue to run your dungeon for the rest of eternity.
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