Friday, November 29, 2013
Jeff Crunch: Just a Thank You and Small Suggestion.
Today, no crunch or fluff, no stats or rules, just a very sincere THANK YOU to E. Gary Gygax and all of the first RPG grognards, without whom there would be no D&D, edition unimportant. No Pathfinder, no 13th Age, and no RPG's of paper and pen at all; no breaking the rules of what is, and no awakening of what could be.
In so many ways The Flying Pincushion and all those who write for it owe those first fantasy gamers, E. Gary Gygax, Dave Arneson, Tim Kask, Frank Mentzer, and a few others, the pantheon of fantasy, for the hobby we love.
So I shall again simply say, THANK YOU, to those immortal's, those first fantasy gaming grognards, and humbly suggest that if you are a gamer and have never read David M. Ewalt's Of Dice and Men that you do so. It is (in my opinion) the best critical look at pen and paper gaming and gamers, its history, icons, and pit falls. And it is written by one of the tribe, a fellow modern grognard, and a true son of Gygaxian philosiphy.
Jeffery B. Harris