Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Dungeons & Dragons Co-Creator Dies at 69
By EMILY FREDRIX – 7 hours ago
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Gary Gygax, who co-created the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons and helped start the role-playing phenomenon, died Tuesday morning at his home in Lake Geneva. He was 69.
I shudder to think how much time and money I've spent, since the early 1980s, on that particular hobby. Actually, I don't shudder at all; it's been worth it, and still is. I suspect, if I thought about it, I could probably still remember the names of most of my characters through the years, and I certainly still have most of my original dice (I believe that a ten-sider may have been lost somewhere along the line, but that's about it)!
Am I a geek? Naaaaaaah...
Requiescat Mr. Gygax in pace; the millions of people who have drawn immense and even life-changing enjoyment from the fruits of his labours will miss him, and mourn him. Fortunately, those fruits will remain, providing pleasure, good company, and, it must be said, an inducement to avoid more important things to all who wish to partake of them!