There has been plenty of coverage about the death of Gary Gygax in the last few days.. a good number of the geeks I know have either posted about it directly, or linked to someone else’s post about it.
Wherever you read it through, you’re likely to encounter a geek euphemism for his death.
For example, Penny Arcade mentions “Rolling in his Grave“, while my buddy Steve summed it up nicely with “Save vs. Death” *rolls* – Natural 1. Even funnier with our RPG group and a proclivity for critical failures.
But I also ran across this list of 25 Gaming Euphemisms for the Death of Gary Gygax, and there are several on there that I hadn’t read previously, so I figured I’d share them with you. Some of them aren’t quite as funny, but if you’re compiling your own list to be used in your future obituary, you might want to read this list too.
My favorite was “Is looking for a ninth-level cleric“.
One of my favorite comments in that link:
“He will be critically missed.”