No doubt many readers will recognize the name of Gary Gygax, main founder of the Dungeons & Dragons (TM) roleplaying system. Sadly, he died at his home in Lake Geneva, Milwaukee yesterday, aged 69. Click here for the news announcement.
Like many guys of my generation I began playing AD&D in my college years back in '83. I gained a great deal of enjoyment and even enhanced my education through playing the game. It was a time well-spent with like-minded folks over sodas and candy, and is rich with warm memories - and bad puns! Although my old group has long since broken up, some of us still have a gaming session with the funny-shaped dice now and then. So, say a prayer if you will, for a guy who brought great pleasure to millions.
RIP, Gary Gygax.