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Ave atque vale, Gary Gygax
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Others have posted about this already, but I have to add in... D&D was a major factor in me keeping my balance and sanity (and possibly my life) during the hell that was high school. It was my "gateway drug" for fandom, medieval recreation, LARPing, Paganism... it led to some of my first friendships with people who actually "got" me on any level whatsoever. It's quite possible that, without those influences, I never would have met monsteralice.

Because of the recommendations in the back of the AD&D DM's guide, I discovered Jack Vance, Tim Powers, John Bellairs, and a number of other favorite authors. I also discovered Isaac Bonewits' book "Real Magic", which quite literally changed my life.

I still remember my first D&D game- it was at summer camp in 8th grade... It was silly- there was something about a banana that fired a magic missile when you peeled it, the GM did goofy voices for the monsters, etc. It wasn't a very good game... but it was like turning on a switch in my head... it lit up my world.

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D&D was a major factor in me keeping my balance and sanity (and possibly my life) during the hell that was high school.

And that was right around the same time I met you. Did similar stuff for me as well. The world already feels like a less interesting place without him. :(

Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky 4th!

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