Borrowed from The Evil DM’s blog (and adapted):
World-Wide GaryCon this weekend!
By now everyone I’m sure has heard of the passing of Gary Gygax. One of the best suggestions so far for a fitting tribute is GaryCon.
Basically GaryCon is about gaming.
This weekend take some time and play a game. Run a game for your kids, play a game with your buddies, teach someone new about gaming-any gaming.
Dungeons and Dragons would be great, but have a game of GURPS if you like, or Candyland, or Monopoly, or even Pokemon!
It doesn’t matter – just sling the dice, deal the cards, move the tokens. Interact, have fun, laugh and remember Gary and all he gave us.
This weekend, I’ll take out the D&D minis and Dungeon Tiles and show my 6 year old son a little more complex version of the ‘Let’s kill the monsters in Miss Storeowner’s cellar’ game we play every so often.
I’ll introduce him to polyhedral dice and Hit Points!
I ‘ll also play some My Little Pony/Barbie make-believe with my 4 year old daughter (she’s got a Superman doll, weee!).
Finally, next week, in my Ptolus game, I’ll make each creature the players fight come from Gary’s books and modules (damn I’m happy that the Mezzoloth and Nycaloths were originally Mezzodaemons and Nycadaemons).