Posts Tagged ‘tribute’

Photo Phriday 21 – TRIBUTE

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Yesterday I found out that Dave Arneson, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, passed away on Tuesday evening. It hit home, and I was forced to go over how important this game was to my youth. Specifically, it helped me survive the more tortuous adolescent years. This is the second time I’ve had to go through this.

Almost exactly one year ago the other creator of D&D, Gary Gygax, passed on. That hit me hard. I owe these two men more than a ‘thank you.’ I owe them more than my sorrow, my sympaties, and my tears. I am who I am today because of D&D. I’m a grounded individual today because of D&D. I honestly can’t say where I’d be if it weren’t for the outlet this game gave me to overcome some of the most trying and troubling times of my life.

Last year I took a tribute photo for Gary Gygax. This year, I make today’s Photo Phriday my tribute to Dave Arneson. Keep on playing, Dungeon Master. And make them 20’s, because THIS IS HOW WE ROLL.

Photo Phriday 43 – Beatles

Friday, September 11th, 2009

The Beatles: Rock Band came out this week, and while I won’t be playing it anytime soon (the perils of being pretty darned poor,) I’m excited that it came out. I know lots of Beatles fans that have been playing their fingers raw since release day, and I can only imagine how fun it is.

Today’s Photo Phriday is a tribute to the band in honor of the game being released. Fans of the band should recognize the iconic photo I imitate here. Was fun putting together. To those playing the game, HAVE FUN! I know enough people that have it already that I’m sure I’ll be playing it soon enough. Rock on, folks.