All Geek to Me

March 5, 2008

To The Land Beyond the Magic Mirror

Filed under: Geek Stuff — britinla @ 2:17 am

Over twenty five years ago I started to play Dungeons and Dragons; my first exposure to Role Playing Games. RPG meant games to me long before I associated it with the world’s most productive programming language. I have not played D&D for many years, having first found other role playing games and then moving away from pen and paper based games altogether.

The PC game that I play now, Everquest 2 owes a massive and obvious debt to Dungeons and Dragons. D&D introduced the concepts of character classes, the gaining of experience points which lead to discrete advancement of the character by level.

So while I have not played D&D in over a decade, my games playing is still strongly influenced by the ideas in that game. Therefore, it was with sadness that I noted the passing of the co-creator of the original game; Gary Gygax.


1 Comment »

  1. Though I have never played the game, I appreciate its influence in the game development world. Sad to lose a very creative soul.

    Comment by ilegirl — March 5, 2008 @ 9:10 pm

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