RIP Gary Gygax 1938 – 2008
Gary Gygax was an American writer and game designer, best known for co-creating the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D.
he created a whole generation of gamers with out the creation of D&D i doubt the RPGs we have today would exist. Gary went well beyond the role of game developer and became an icon to gamers, appearing as himself in episodes of Futurama and Code Monkeys and participating in discussions on roleplaying-related message boards.
in a 2004 interview with GameSpy and i remember this one they asked him how he would like to be remembered:
“I would like the world to remember me as the guy who really enjoyed playing games and sharing his knowledge and his fun pastimes with everybody else.” -Gary Gygax