Death of the Old Guard

I haven’t written about the deaths lately…we’ve been loosing quite a few lately. It’s sad but the legacy’s endure.

Gary Gygax a few weeks ago (on our Dnd night no less) and now Arthur C. Clarke.

I have the same affinity for Clarke as I have for Asimov…their books along with a few Heinlien’s were sent to me by my deceased grandfather. I loved those books as a kid…I still have and love them now.

Gygax created a game that I play and probably will play for the rest of my life. I think of all rpgs in terms of Dnd. I always will.

While it’s sad that they have moved on, at least they left something for us peons behind.

For the want of a nail, the shoe was lost.
For the want of a shoe, the horse was lost.
For the want of a horse, the rider was lost.
For the want of a rider, the battle was lost.
For the want of a battle, the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
John Gower (first written version)






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