Author: Lloyd

Stephen Chenault – Mind the shot

Some years back Davis (my brother) and I were up at Gary’s. I think we there for one of the conventions in Milwaukee, the one that replaced Gencon (the name escapes me). We had trundled over to Lake Geneva to visit Gary, talk business and other sundries. We had bought Gary a bottle of his…

By Lloyd July 27, 2016 Off

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…

By Lloyd July 27, 2016 Off

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,…

By Lloyd July 27, 2016 Off

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…

By Lloyd July 27, 2016 Off

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…

By Lloyd July 26, 2016 Off

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…

By Lloyd July 26, 2016 Off

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…

By Lloyd July 25, 2016 Off