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Dungeons and Dragons creator Gary Gygax on why Christians (like himself) shouldn’t celebrate Christmas
A note from Gary Gygax in the IFW Monthly of February 1969. A topical historical curiosity, yes, but what does it tell us about who Gary was back then? First of all, he strongly self-identified as a Christian, an important counterpoint to the fundamentalist backlash against his later fantasy-themed games. Gary approached Christianity as a system with rules, which he researched and explored through a strict historical lens. If his readings differed from mainstream conventions, he was never one to bow to popular opinion. Sometimes he took things too seriously, sacrificing fun for accuracy. He was never shy about sharing his ideas and defending his position in public, but respectfully acknowledges the existence of dissenting views. These are all qualities we see reflected in his subsequent career as a game designer.
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Dungeons and Dragons creator Gary Gygax on why Christians (like himself) shouldn’t celebrate Christmas

A note from Gary Gygax in the IFW Monthly of February 1969. A topical historical curiosity, yes, but what does it tell us about who Gary was back then? First of all, he strongly self-identified as a Christian, an important counterpoint to the fundamentalist backlash against his later fantasy-themed games. Gary approached Christianity as a system with rules, which he researched and explored through a strict historical lens. If his readings differed from mainstream conventions, he was never one to bow to popular opinion. Sometimes he took things too seriously, sacrificing fun for accuracy. He was never shy about sharing his ideas and defending his position in public, but respectfully acknowledges the existence of dissenting views. These are all qualities we see reflected in his subsequent career as a game designer.

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Win Stuff: In Celebration of The Gygax’s Birthday…

So I’m a big D&D guy.  And I have on my shelf a full starter set of unused 4th Edition D&D books that are screaming to get used but aren’t (because I’m using my other books).  So, WHO WANTS FREE STUFF!?  Comment for a chance to win. Rules are straight forward.

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Gary Gygax memorial gets approved for Lake Geneva, WI

The Gary Gygax Memorial Fund recently announced that it finally got approval for a Gary Gygax memorial in downtown Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, the town in which he spent his final years.

The Gygax Memorial Fund has reached a huge milestone. We have been granted land for the memorial site at Donian Park. Donian Park is a four acre open space site which encompasses a wetland and the 100 year recurrence interval floodplain along the White River in downtown Lake Geneva.

Gary Gygax Memorial Fund

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