Somebody said they threw their copy of Dungeons and Dragons into the fire, and it screamed. It’s a game! The magic spells in it are as real as the gold. Try retiring on that stuff.
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There is no winning or losing, but rather the value is in the experience of imagining yourself as a character in whatever genre you’re involved in, whether it’s a fantasy game, the Wild West, secret agenst or whatever else. You get to sort of vicariously experience those things.Tags in Imagination, Yourself, Character
Random chance plays a huge part in everybody’s life.
Gaming in general is a male thing. It isn’t that gaming is designed to exclude women. Everybody who’s tried to design a game to interest a large female audience has failed. And I think that has to do with the different thinking processes of men and women.
When AI approximates Machine Intelligence, then many online and computer-run RPGs will move towards actual RPG activity. Nonetheless, that will not replace the experience of ‘being there,’ any more than seeing a theatrical motion picture can replace the stage play.Topics in Experience, Intelligence
|Birth:||27th July, 1938|
|Death:||4th March, 2008|
|Profession:||Game Designer, Writer|
Ernest Gary Gygax was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He was an American game designer and writer best known for co-creating with Dave Arneson the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons. Gygax has been described as the father of D&D. He wrote several books include: Saga of Old City(novel), The Keep on the Borderlands(novel), Against the Giants(novel), Come Endless Darkness(novel), The Samarkand Solution(novel), Infernal Sorceress(novel), Player's Handbook, and Dungeonland.
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