So where do we go from here? The answer is as simple as the question. We go on. Gary would have wanted and expected no less.
Many have asked if TLG can survive without
Gary and I worked together for the better part of 7 years. We worked on a multiple number of projects from d20 to the Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds, from Lejendary Adventure to Castles and Crusades and Castle Zagyg. It included articles for Crusader, games and short stories and a host of products that TLG hadn’t the resources to produce but he entrusted to our vaults to preserve and publish at such a time that we were able. He was impatient of our produce and he had hoped that he would live long enough to see these many projects in print, as in many ways these works would redefine his role in the game and fiction world.
We had hoped he would live as well.
In truth some of the passion for this business left me after March 4th. It doesn’t help as I realize that many of the projects Gary had wanted to come out (King of England King of France, Castle Zagyg, the LA Core Books and the Gord Reprints) are nearing completion and had he been able to remain with us for a year more he would have seen the shelves of many shops filled with his games and perhaps the conversation would shift back to the craft of having fun and away from the craft of making the “perfect role playing” game.
But passion aside,
After thousands of emails I came to know the direction that
And though TLG was never able to put out material quick enough for
Castle Zagyg: I have assigned Jeffrey Talanian to head up the Castle Zagyg project. He worked with
Lejendary Adventure: When
Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds: Of all
Gord: TLG will print and publish the hardback reprints of all seven Gord novels. The first is already out.
KoE KoF: In December our lead designer on this vanished. He left us in a horrible bind. Peter Bradley took up the task of laying the game out as quick as he could for Winter Dark. Sadly it wasn’t completed and
Other Projects: There are other projects, too numerous to name here that are going to be worked on so long as the Gygax’s allow us the honor and we feel that we are doing Gary’s memory and legacy justice.
LGGC: This convention continues in all its Glory.
Winter Dark: We are seriously considering merging Winter Dark with a new convention in honor to
I’ve had the pleasure of working with Gary Gygax in the twilight of his years. He was a good friend to me and to TLG. He was jovial most of the time, kind with a good head for business and working out deals that were fair and equitable . . .
He's left an empty chair at the table, and we'll never fill it, for indeed we cannot. But in truth that empty chair is not empty at all for Gary continues to reside at all of our tables and on our computer consoles, in the games we play and will play in the future.
Davis, Mark, Peter, myself and everyone here at TLG will do our best to serve his legacy and bring to you all more Gygaxian fun!
To our Captain, Goodbye & Godspeed.
To his Fans and the Gaming World, lets go 'Round the Merry Go Round one more time.
Thanks for playing.