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2012-12-24 01:36:39 PM  
6 votes:

Tad_Waxpole: Who in the hell is Gary Gygax and why am I supposed to care?


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Sports tab is to your left. Go play some fantasy football.
2012-12-24 11:25:00 AM  
6 votes:
Jesus saves. The rest of the party takes full damage.
2012-12-24 11:04:29 AM  
5 votes:
Sometimes he took things too seriously, sacrificing fun for accuracy.

which kind of explains the 1st edition rules....
2012-12-24 01:26:41 PM  
3 votes:

Tad_Waxpole: Who in the hell is Gary Gygax and why am I supposed to care?


He invented a "game" that formalizes obsessive-compulsive behavior, and it gave an entire generation Asperger's Syndrome. Unsurprisingly, he appears to be an asshole.
2012-12-24 11:30:27 AM  
3 votes:

drake113: Jesus saves. The rest of the party takes full damage.


It's okay, that's why they brought a cleric along.
2012-12-24 11:14:17 AM  
3 votes:
Jesus rolled to save.
2012-12-24 02:06:31 PM  
2 votes:

Gergesa: If Christ came back from the dead does that making him an undead class of some sort? Are there undead clerics.


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2012-12-24 02:00:24 PM  
2 votes:
Merry Christmas and a....

gotgame.com

...Happy New Year!
2012-12-24 12:18:36 PM  
2 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
/lol
2012-12-24 11:44:47 AM  
2 votes:

Quantum Apostrophe: "From an early age, Gygax hunted and was a target-shooter with both bow and gun.[65] He was also an avid gun collector, and at various times owned a variety of rifles, shotguns, and handguns.[66]"

Where in the Bible does it command that?


Jesus was the holiest man to ever slap iron! He killed for your sins. (Remington 3:16)
2012-12-24 11:18:02 AM  
2 votes:
Gygax hated rules lawyers that weren't him.
2012-12-24 10:53:00 AM  
2 votes:
Failed give a shiat roll.
2012-12-24 10:34:16 AM  
2 votes:
Of course his savior wasn't born on that day. Still, I'll bet he celebrated Newmass. Christmas cards probably couldn't get past the ward on his door. Heironeans really need to lighten up.
2012-12-24 10:26:26 AM  
2 votes:

St_Francis_P: Seems he took it seriously. Few people do.


Which is kind of funny, considering the Chick tract and other fundie propaganda pamphlets about D&D.
2012-12-24 01:40:11 PM  
1 votes:
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/roll your Saving Throw biatches!
2012-12-24 01:36:53 PM  
1 votes:
And to think all those Christian nutters in the 1980's were screaming their idiot heads off about how D&D was a tool of Satan.
2012-12-24 01:29:04 PM  
1 votes:

jso2897: Tad_Waxpole: Who in the hell is Gary Gygax and why am I supposed to care?

He invented a "game" that formalizes obsessive-compulsive behavior, and it gave an entire generation Asperger's Syndrome. Unsurprisingly, he appears to be an asshole.


...and yet the gamers on this discussion thread are better socially adjusted than you are.

hmm.  curious.
2012-12-24 01:23:52 PM  
1 votes:
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2012-12-24 12:59:11 PM  
1 votes:
Somehow I'm not surprised that the guy who condemned two generations of nerds to permanent virginity is a joyless pedant.
2012-12-24 12:04:37 PM  
1 votes:

Exception Collection: My Kender became a Fremlin!


Arguably an improvement.
2012-12-24 11:56:48 AM  
1 votes:

Aboleth: Yes, but what about Kevin Siembieda's stance on the matter?


it probably involves rail guns.
2012-12-24 11:46:01 AM  
1 votes:

HeartBurnKid: Weaver95: Sometimes he took things too seriously, sacrificing fun for accuracy.

which kind of explains the 1st edition rules....

AD&D was considered a "light and fluffy" game for its time. You want something horrifyingly complicated in the name of accuracy, check out Rolemaster.


ah Rolemaster...the game by accountants, FOR accountants.  the crit charts were still hilarious to read tho.
2012-12-24 11:34:59 AM  
1 votes:
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2012-12-24 11:31:37 AM  
1 votes:
Whooopity do. My brothers BiL is the same way but he is also a bi polar nutter. But hey the rest of us need a nice holiday to celebrate and spoil our nieces and nephews.

/Built soooooooo many lego sets this weekend
2012-12-24 11:23:54 AM  
1 votes:
Sooooooo he's right about each point.

/but let's buy some more shiat, worship Mammon and call it religion.
 
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