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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Happy 40th B-day D&D

D&D was (is) a HUGE influence on me, while there have been times where I may have abandoned the hobby of RPG's, I have always come back to it.  Now that I am older I am comfortable with who I am and what I want to do, so it will be with me for the next 40 years.

It influenced me in writing and designing games, books and entire worlds.

So I want to say thanks to Gary Gygax, and Dave Arneson (R.I.P to both), you have fed my imagination and my free time and I cannot thank you enough.  People do not realize how much it impacted all types of games our kids play today, it brought levels to gaming, races, classes and much more, so even if you are not a player of D7d, your gaming has been influenced by it, so take a second and thank it because most likely something you play and do has been touched by this fantastic game.

The picture above is a 6th edition white box set of the original D&D that I was fortunate enough to have signed by both Arneson and Gygax at the last GenCon that was held in Wisconsin.  it is one of my favorite possessions.