Tuesday, March 04, 2008

R.I.P. GARY GYGAX

Gary Gygax (legendary creator of Dungeons & Dragons) passed away this morning at home. He had been in poor health lately suffering multiple strokes and a near heart-attack. Rumours on the internet are claiming he didn't make his saving throw vs. death when a Beholder entered his bedroom and won initiative. I don't think there is any truth to this rumour. In fact I know so, seeing as I started it.

Thanks Gary for creating a game which has brought a ton of enjoyment to my world.

"Okay, wiseguy, now please, for
the last time, give me back my dice bag?"

2 comments:

Ferraro said...

The Onion's commentary on the subject is excellent.
http://www.theonion.com/content/amvo/dungeons_dragons_creator_dies

johndryden23 said...

So was he the very first nerd?