Tuesday, March 4, 2008

RIP Gary Gygax

I just heard that today Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of Dungeons and Dragons, died today after a long period of illness.

Like many fans of fantasy and sci-fi, D&D formed the core of my gamer-geek identity in high school, and is responsible in no small part for my decision to start writing. Whatever storytelling skills I possess were given their genesis via D&D, and the many interactive stories I made up for my gaming group's amusement.

This is a loss for an entire generation of gamers, and my thoughts and deepest sympathies go out to Gary's family during this most difficult time.

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