Posted Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at 10:37am
March 4th has become an unofficial gaming holiday of sorts since it was first discussed in 2002. Think of it as a time to say thanks to the people in your gaming life who make things possible. That might be your actual GM, the person who expends the effort to build a campaign and herd the cats to get people at the table time after time. It could be the early adopter, the one who’s always buying the latest hotness direct from Essen and printing out sheaves of player aids and cheat sheets to help everyone learn. It could be the boss terrain builder who ensures your figures play on something nicer-looking than a bare tabletop.
March 4th took on a new dimension of significance in 2008, when Gary Gygax passed away on that day. As co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons and figurehead of the hobby for years, Gary left an indelible mark on role-playing and gaming.
Say thanks, get them something nice, do them a gaming-related favor — show ‘em you appreciate the effort and time they put in to making the hobby better for everyone. Some businesses, like DriveThruRPG, use the weekend as a sale opportunity, so there’s all sorts of interesting digital products for sale there.
Thanks to The Escapist for the encapsulation of the day’s history.
 As in “March forth!”