"Garry's Mod was born on the Something Awful forums. Everyone had been playing JBMod and really enjoying it. Production of JBMod had slowed right down so Garry went about making his own small mod. Garry really wanted to rope things together - this is what interested him most. So Garry did this. A mod was born, the crossbow converted into a rope creating tool. Everyone loved it, so a day later a new version was made."