Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Retrospective: Gary Gygax

Had Gary Gygax lived, today would have been his 73rd birthday. For that reason, I'm posting below links to some previous retrospectives of his works that I've written over the last few years. I hope this will remind us how much Gary bequeathed to us above and beyond the fact that we have this hobby at all.

Boot Hill

Expedition to the Barrier Peaks 

Isle of the Ape

Keep on the Borderlands

Legion of Gold

Mordenkainen's Fantastic Adventure 

Saga of Old City

The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun

The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth

The Temple of Elemental Evil

The World of Greyhawk

Tomb of Horrors

Vault of the Drow

Happy birthday, Gary, and thanks for everything!


  1. Don't forget Tomb of Horrors, which became a series after a fashion.

  2. Thanks for pointing that out. I knew I'd forgotten one.

  3. The link to Boot Hill is dead for me. (404 error).

  4. Against the Giants. How can anyone forget the most awesomest of awesome adventures?!?!?

  5. Another one--the link to Tomb of Horrors is dead, the same 404 error.

  6. No Expedition to the Barrier Peaks? I though you wrote about this module once. It's Stephen Colbert's favorite model too.

  7. I though you wrote about this module once.

    I did! Thanks for jogging my obviously-failing memory.

  8. What about his post-TSR games? wasn't there a review of Lejendary Adventures, too?

  9. To be told, I have never read Lejendary Adventures, though I own a copy of Mythus.

  10. Legion of Gold is the last of the dead link, 404 error messages.

  11. Thanks for this exhaustive compendium of your insight. And no I'm not ydis.