Tuesday, March 4, 2008

RIP Gary Gygax, July 27, 1938 -- Marc 4, 2008

Today, at the not-so-old age of 69, Roleplayers everywhere lost one of the biggest icons the genre has ever seen, Mr. Ernest Gary Gygax. The man who, along with Dave Arneson, created the timeless classic Pen-And-Paper RPG, Dungeons and Dragons. The man who is commonly referred to as the father of the Role Playing Game.

If it weren't for Mr. Gygax, we would probably all be Halo addicts today, as Roleplaying Games, and in turn MMORPGs, probably would have never become mainstream. Any gamer who doesn't know his name is no gamer at all in my book.

May your THAC0 always be low enough, and may your Keen Scimitar +5 always crit. Rest in Peace.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was so bummed out to hear about this. My friends and I are planning a old-school D&D session for one day this weekend.

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