Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Rest in Peace, Mr. Gygax

Very sad news, everyone. Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons and widely considered father of role-playing games the world-over, died the morning of March 4 at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

As an ardent player of D&D, this news shocked me quite honestly to the core. The man is something of a legend to those of us who have ever enjoyed rolling the multicolored polyhedrons, casting magic missiles, or debating whether or not halflings should have furry feet. His death is a loss to all of us in the gaming community, but his legacy continues to live on in natural twenties, random encounters, and good fun among friends.

Rest in peace, Mr. Gygax. May a chorus of planetars sing thee to thy rest.

2 comments:

Ragoth said...

Well, he's rolling in his grave right now.

That's a bit of a pun.

This really hit me to the core. I guess I failed a system shock roll.

Zie said...

oh dear. i think you both just made me even less cool. thanks. thanks alot