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My Appendix N. What’s Yours?

I read this over at Brother Cleriac’s blog and he attributes it to RPG Blog II .   It got me thinking where do I get my influences?  I’d like to know yours.

Vulcan Stev’s Appendix N

Written Word:
The Bible
Isaac Asimov – The Foundation Series
Isaac Asimov – The Robot stories
Heinlein – Door Into Summer
Mad Magazine
Ambush Bug
Groo
Spider-Man
Tom Clancy – Jack Ryan novels
Frank Herbert – Dune
Douglas Addams – Hitch-Hikers Guide
Douglas Addams – Dirk Gently
Captain Carrot and His Amazing Zoo Crew!

Movies/TV:
Warner Bros. cartoons
Star Wars
Star Trek
Quantum Leap
Indiana Jones
Hogan’s Heroes
Get Smart (TV)
Mythbusters
Pink Panther cartoons
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, World

Music:
Weird Al Yankovic
Petra
Mr. Roboto
The Imperials
White Heart
Casting Crowns
Elvis Presley
Classic 50’s

Games:
Car Wars
Champions

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May 12, 2009 Posted by | Fluff/Inspiration, RPG, Vulcan Stev | , , , , | 2 Comments

Gary Gygax Haikus – A Tribute

I don’t have lots of fond memories of playing D&D as a teen.  D&D in my home was subject to parental objections due to the “Satan’s Game” scare of the mid-80s.  I’ve just recently begun playing the game again with my daughter (PIT #1) and her gaming group.  Since we’ve only had three sessions, I can’t wax eloquently on the many fun times I’ve had due to Sir Gygax’s work.  That said, I do thank Mr. Gygax for the work he did as I have spent enjoyable afternoons crawling through dungeons with my children.

In honor of Gary and and his creation I have composed the following:

A tribute to one,
Gary Gygax is his name
He gave geeks status

Special thanks for the
Original Dungeon Master
We’re here ‘cuz of you

He has left us for
The eternal dungeon crawl
Godspeed, Sir Gygax

Has it been a year
Since Gary Gygax left us
What would the gnomes think?

Photo removed due to threatened lawsuit

March 4, 2009 Posted by | Blog Carnival, Legacy D&D, RPG | , , , , , , | 3 Comments