Gary Gygax, ‘Father of D&D,’ Dies at 69

I had my first D & D Game in Early 1970’s. It was mailed ordered and was one of the very first in New England, if not the first. My friends and I played many long hours at the game. I am not sure how many of my blogger’s were Dungeons and Dragons fans, but I thought I would pass this along the fact that Gary Gyax passed away.

To quote the wired article: “Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, died Tuesday morning at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, according to Stephen Chenault, CEO of Troll Lord Games.
Gygax designed the original D&D game with Dave Arneson in 1974, and went on to create the Dangerous Journeys and Lejendary Adventure RPGs, as well as a number of board games. He also wrote several fantasy novels.
“I don’t think I’ve really grokked it yet,” said Mike Mearls, the lead developer of the upcoming 4th edition of Dungeons and Dragons. “He was like the cool uncle that every gamer had. He shaped an entire generation of gamers.”

I agree with the comment that Gary Gygax shaped an entire generation of gamers.

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