Tag: Gary Gygax

Gary Gygax Day 2017

Gary Gygax Day 2017

My Dad would be celebrating his 79th birthday today (July 27th). It’s become Gary Gygax Day, a time when gamers gather, shake the dice and share the camaraderie of the gaming table. He will be missed by many, his family as well as his extended gamer family. The Gary Con staff meeting is tomorrow, also…

By Lloyd Metcalf July 27, 2017 Off

Erik Garland – Gary Con

Erik Garland – Gary Con

What GaryCon Means To Me I clearly remember the first time I actually saw a Dungeons and Dragons product.  It was in the winter of 1979 and I was in a Woolworth’s department store in Omaha, scouting for potential Christmas presents.  At about eye level, in an aisle with nothing else interesting, was this strange…

By Lloyd Metcalf April 4, 2017 Off

Erik Tenkar Coppers & Crullers

I never met Gary Gygax and greatly regret that. I cut my RPG teeth on AD&D 1e and never looked back. It wasn’t until many year’s later, over on Gary’s thread at ENWorld that we actually communicated. I used to use “Coppers & Crullers” as my tag line on ENWorld, and I mentioned to Gary that…

By Lloyd Metcalf August 3, 2016 Off

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 Metcalf 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 Metcalf July 27, 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 Metcalf July 26, 2016 Off