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« Reply #40 on: September 18, 2007, 04:01:21 AM »

It is truly a shame, and a loss to the genre.  
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« Reply #41 on: September 18, 2007, 09:45:21 PM »

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That was David Eddings I believe

Ah ok. Well that's only for the better. Had he burned down his original manuscripts and then died, it would have been ugly if they wanted to have someone else finish the series. Which reminds me, does he have a heir to take over his work or does it all end here?
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« Reply #42 on: September 19, 2007, 12:46:31 AM »

damn. this really really blows. Robert Jordan was definitely one of the best fantasy writers ever, and it sucks that he never got to finish the series. i quite want to know how it ends
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« Reply #43 on: September 22, 2007, 05:45:43 PM »

I'm bereft of what to say. Jordan was always one of those authors whose books would cheer me up in tough times, he was a good storyteller. Sad to see him leave this world.
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« Reply #44 on: September 22, 2007, 06:19:26 PM »

A great loss to the fantasy comunity though unlike you guy's I don't think I will miss books I got fed up on Book 6.
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« Reply #45 on: October 07, 2007, 03:51:50 AM »

Appears i am a bit behind in the news department, i cant believe hes gone.  I always had hopes he would pull through, but alas it was not to be.

Hopefully someone can finish his series for him.

 
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« Reply #46 on: October 17, 2007, 12:21:33 AM »

A big 'damnit' is due in this course. I can't believe RJ has passed away. I love his work too - it's a real bloody shame his life's work has not been completed. He's one of the few people on this damn planet I would of loved to meet too. *sighs heavily* I'm sad now...
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« Reply #47 on: October 28, 2007, 01:34:07 AM »

Just heard the bad news. I'm up to abouut book 4 in the series, as I have been for quite some time. It's really disappointing this has happened before he got to finish that elaborate plot he's been building for years. I'd hate to pass away before my life's work was finished, and that's on top of all the usual negative death stuff.

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Ah ok. Well that's only for the better. Had he burned down his original manuscripts and then died, it would have been ugly if they wanted to have someone else finish the series. Which reminds me, does he have a heir to take over his work or does it all end here?

From what I've heard, he was practically on his deathbed telling his son what happens etc. I have a feeling we'll have a Christopher Tolkien situation.
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« Reply #48 on: October 28, 2007, 06:33:01 PM »

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From what I've heard, he was practically on his deathbed telling his son what happens etc. I have a feeling we'll have a Christopher Tolkien situation.

Sounds good. With a bit of luck his son has writing skills as well.
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« Reply #49 on: October 28, 2007, 06:39:33 PM »

I don;t even care if its well written anymore. they can release it as a bulletpoint list of facts and i'd be happy enough
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« Reply #50 on: November 30, 2007, 07:22:08 PM »

I actually read this before I was on the membership rolls and thought I would give you all the official story.

Jordan wrote the ending of the entire series along time ago, and the last book was 2/3 done on top of that so really there is only a small section to be done. Of course in RJ's world thats a few hundred pages but anyway. His wife Harriot has been his editor from the very first book and is an accomplished author in her own right. His brother has been diligently taking notes for over a year and they were both prepared in a final marathon style rundown of the story by Jordan about 2 months before his death. Most likely you will barely even be able to tell it wasn't his work. Give them a bit of time to grieve and the book will be out.
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« Reply #51 on: December 01, 2007, 06:06:13 PM »

Now that's reassuring to read. Good ol' RJ.
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« Reply #52 on: December 15, 2007, 11:42:56 PM »

Extremely good to hear, pity RJ could not be there to see its completion.
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« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2008, 03:11:32 PM »

I just read Jordan's Wikipedia page, turns out Brandon Sanderson has been chosen to finish off the book, for a projected fall '09 (or spring, for us down under)
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« Reply #54 on: March 04, 2008, 10:02:29 PM »

Seems it is up to me to report another...

Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, has passes away at 69. The article can be found here.
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« Reply #55 on: March 06, 2008, 04:10:53 AM »

I guess he finally failed a saving throw.....
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« Reply #56 on: March 06, 2008, 02:02:34 PM »

I'm glad you said it and not me, sarge.

It's a shame, without D&D I don't think I would have got in to fantasy to begin with.
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« Reply #57 on: March 06, 2008, 05:08:54 PM »

Hey the man was living on borrowed time.
He had a stroke some months back and was always a hard drinker and smoker.

I met the man about 20 odd years ago and even back then, from what I remember he looked older than his years.

Anyway I do concur with you Myd, that game fueled my love of fantasy works these many years now.
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« Reply #58 on: March 07, 2008, 08:00:09 PM »

Sad day though I doubt most people wo play the game would know who he was. Never played myself but my older son was well into it. :elf_drow:
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« Reply #59 on: March 11, 2008, 12:17:10 AM »

While I was into fantasy, indeed into the Forgotten Realms (a D&D offshoot), before I ever started playing Dungeons and Dragons, I still have to thank Gary Gygax for all the wonderful and oft hilarious memories I gained from playing.
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