Author Archive | Lloyd

Patrick Bird – Gary Calling

In seventh grade (1980-81 school year) our language arts teacher told us to form groups and to choose a favorite living author. Each group would submit their choice, and the school would try to contact the authors to see if they could arrange a conference call during school hours so we could talk to and […]

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Lloyd Metcalf – Gary made my dream

My life and the existence of Fail Squad Games is due to the creation of a game by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson – Then later Frank Mentzer got me hooked solidly! As a young teen after some difficult home situations, my school work and attendance were dropping fast. I don’t know where I was headed, […]

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Shane Moore – Abyss Walker

I’m Shane Moore, creator of the Abyss Walker series. A little about why this project is absolutely amazing. In 1985, I was ten years old. I was growing up in a home with addict parents struggling with chemical use and alcoholism. I used to stare in the mirror and tell myself how stupid, lazy, and […]

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Luke Gygax – Operation Overlord!

My father’s birthday is July 27th, EGG Day. I will never forget the date, not because I have a good memory. Actually I am pretty bad at remembering such things, but it is emblazoned in my memory because of the ribbing I got from my father in 1985. I gave my Dad the book Footfall […]

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Ernie Gygax – Patience

Every time you play a game with an impatient young child who wants something exciting to happen immediately, which describes myself as a kid, it becomes a teaching opportunity. EGG (Gary) would take the time to teach, coddle and drag me along to any and all gaming activities he himself participated in. There were conventions at […]

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Heidi Gygax – In the Tomb of Horrors

A Gygax Memory Many years ago in Clinton, Cindy, Luke and I used to play D&D with Dad. It was probably ’80-81 and Luke played a Ranger named Otis(?) and I had a Elf-fighter thief named Murfles. I remember how much fun we had over many weekends. So many puzzles and traps we maneuvered until […]

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