RIP Gary Gygax

gary_gygax.jpgAccording to this forum on Troll Lord, Gary Gygax has passed away (I have since called Stephen, manager of Troll Lord and former friend of Gary’s to confirm).

Gary was the co-creator of numerous board and card games as well as fantasy Chess variants. But he is most well-known for co-creating and guiding the first major role playing game, Dungeons and Dragons, as well as the role playing studio TSR, Inc. Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) single-handedly started the RPG genre which continues to thrive successfully today (in fact, D&D 4.0 was just released).

D&D changed my life, as well as the lives of countless of other people. He will be missed.

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3 Responses to “RIP Gary Gygax”

  1. Robin Meltzer Says:

    I started gaming in 1978, when Gary still packed the orders. Once a d4 broke through and was lost in transit. Gary sent out another one with his apologies. D&D made highschool bearable. Thanks again Gary.

  2. Peons to Gary Gygax « Purple Pawn - Game News Across the Board Says:

    […] Posted on March 9, 2008 by Yehuda There must have been thousands of articles written in praise of Gary Gygax on his passing and on the legacy of […]

  3. Dave’s Memories of Gary « Purple Pawn - Game News Across the Board Says:

    […] Dave’s Memories of Gary Posted on March 18, 2008 by David A recent episode of the Slice of SciFi podcast includes an interview with Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Dave Arneson. Joining the regular hosts in the interview is author Michael Stackpole as they discuss the passing of Dave’s longtime friend and colleague Gary Gygax. […]


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