Friday, July 27, 2012
Happy Gygax Day
All I can say is that I never knew his birthday was four days after mine until after he was already dead, I kind of wish we had thought to celebrate it while he was still alive to appreciate it. That being said, I like celebrating the day of his birth a lot better than commemorating the day of his death, it just seems a more respectful way to remember him and his life. We celebrate the end of a war, not the end of an individual life, you know? All of our national holidays in the US are based around the end of a war, harvest, the Declaration of Independence or a national hero's or religious figure's birthday- Sol Invictus, Mithras, Jesus Christ, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President's Day rolled Lincoln's and Washington's birthdays into one holiday because February was getting too crowded apparently. Actually that's not true, they just renamed Washington's birthday and Lincoln's birthday was never a federal holiday, I just looked it up, when they created Martin Luther King Jr. Day most states got rid of a separate Lincoln's birthday holiday. You learn something new everyday.
Anyway, happy Gary Gygax day. Roll a D20 for the original DM tonight.