I wasn’t going to post on this, mainly because every nerd in the universe already has a blog post up about it (and then a few more and more). Hell, my mom told me on the phone the other night. And nothing against my mom, but when she’s delivering me nerd news, it isn’t exactly breaking anymore. (On top of emails from various friends, spreading the news like nerdcore had lost one of the rulers of the 7 Kingdoms of Nerdonia*.)
But, like everyone else, I spent a good amount of high school playing d&d. And it delighted me when he was on Futurama years ago. The man influenced my life, indirectly and in a positive manner. I am grateful for his work. But the following cartoon is why I am making this post — I think it’s pretty awesome.
And really, this cartoon says it better than I ever could (avoiding the obvious 1d20 jokes):
* I believe a history and details of the 7 Kingdoms of Nerdonia will be forthcoming.