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 Otis ended up falling into a bottomless pit.
Luke cried for days but our DM Dad didn’t give in. Luke had spent a good portion of his 10 year old life building this character so Dad eventually allowed him to be resurrected with severe damage. This campaign ended up being Tomb of Horrors.
I played once in a while after that but my teenage girl interests took me out of the house more than not. Good times. I’m sure Luke could add much more, with fewer tears…
“I didn’t cry that much! And Otis, hero of Hommlett, slayer of giants, destroyer of Drow died an ignoble death, naked at the bottom of a 100 foot pit in Accerak’s tomb. Hardly a fitting end!”