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    Default Sarlona holds Gygax memorial

    I had nothing to do with organization of the event, and I'm sure better images will be forthcoming. But I was there, and strangely, it helped. Yes it was a digital memorial, inside a video game, but still, it helped. Maybe seeing it will help you too.

    There wasn't a lot of notice and there wasn't a lot of publicity but word still spread. The service began in the Temple of the Sovereign Host. Words were read from Gygax's bio and there was a (long) moment of silence. One of my guildies played "Amazing Grace" over our voice chat... it was a very good choice.



    The group formed a processional and circled the Marketplace.



    The processional made its way to Delera's Graveyard.



    Everyone said their goodbyes. Some more privately than others.



    I found it to be a fitting and appropriate way to honor this particular man. I never met him but I still think he would be pleased.

    Thanks to Octavionn for putting this together.
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    very amazing

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    Default AND what?? time was the big round UP/??

    Quote Originally Posted by tenga View Post
    very amazing
    last night around 7pm some person sent short tells to knell, but no real reson why to do so. there should have been a better anouncement on the LFMs or something. and ummm Look to the DDO game news. just today there is a addvertizement for a invasion in the market. BUT nothing about a real life news awareness of D&D games. those who tell us about game news almost every day have NOTHING to say about gary gygax?? yes we have to put what little new we can get on the forums our self. or make a funeral prossession in game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KIELBASEE555 View Post
    last night around 7pm some person sent short tells to knell, but no real reson why to do so. there should have been a better anouncement on the LFMs or something. and ummm Look to the DDO game news. just today there is a addvertizement for a invasion in the market. BUT nothing about a real life news awareness of D&D games. those who tell us about game news almost every day have NOTHING to say about gary gygax?? yes we have to put what little new we can get on the forums our self. or make a funeral prossession in game.
    First, on Sarlona there were LFMs - several of them in fact.

    Second, the front page of the DDO site has both on image tribute and a news announcement.

    Third...nvm.

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    Oh, and to the original poster, thanks for the images.

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    a very fitting tribute. i heard nothing of this on Khyber, however i don't get home until late so i might have missed any going ons. nice to see some many people gathered to pay respect.
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    Thanks for the pics and sharing the post

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    Default Thanks Octavius

    Thanks for taking the lead, and coordinating. It was good to see so many players and guild reps lending their support.

    So, I hear that one day we may get Familiars...
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    Well done. Amazing.

    I think he would have been pleased, too.

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    What a wonderful tribute! Thank you for posting the screenshots here.

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    Wow, that was really nice.

    Someone pass this WF a tissue.
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    Nicely done folks...

    Alas was not on in that time frame, but heard about it later...
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    Thumbs up

    Nicely done.
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    Again, Sarlona show what we are made of!

    Well done everyone!

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    We Honored Gary with a naked Run of the Delra's Series Last night on Elite...

    I think Gary would have approved.
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    Default Thanks Gary!

    Excellent tribute, great screenshots!

    A memorial / moment of silence was held on Ghallanda last night at 9:30 EST also. A large group of characters knelt in silence near the market bank, followed by a 21+ fireball salute, followed by much praise and many thanks for the original Dungeon Master, Lord Gary Gygax in general chat.
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    Default A excellent tribute

    Those are awesome screenshots, the event though sad was very well put together. Such a strong showing of support for a good man who brough many people together. Thanks again Octavius for both the church and graveyard services.

    After both me and my guildmates went and had a drink and toasted to Mr. Gygax's memory. Im sure some of them have good screenshots to i'll ask tonight.
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    thanks for posting those! thanks for hosting Octavius you did a fine job.

    thank you Gary

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    The intro text to Delara's should say something in memorium to him in both the DM's text and the voice. He did us honor to have recorded his voice in that adventure, and I'm sure he did it for the sheer pleasure and thrilll to see his beloved game become such an awesome and incredible virtual fantasy. I bet he played secretly all time as some kind of sneaky, hilarious little halfling, I'll be you anything.

    These posts about him are making me weep like a little baby. It's so odd, it's almost chilling to me.
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