Gary Gygax Day
I’ve told this story many times, but when we were working on 3rd Edition D&D, Gary reviewed the manuscripts for all three books. He gave good feedback, and liked what he saw. He called out the Dungeon Master’s Guide, however, in particular. He said that he learned new things about running a game from it. As that was the book I had written, and as the 1E DMG that Gary wrote was always my favorite D&D manual–and the book that really taught me what this whole crazy hobby was all about–this really meant a lot to me.
While it’s cool to work on designing a new game, Gary and Dave invented a whole new kind of game. And that’s something truly amazing.
Not for the first time, and not for the last time, thanks, Gary!