RIP Gary Gygax

The father of modern day roleplaying game, Gary Gygax, passed away earlier today from what appears to be an aortic aneurysm. He was age 69.

Gary helped shape the gaming genre with miniatures games, like Chainmail, and the ever-popular Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying game. He was active in the gaming industry right up to his death.

Boing Boing reprinted a 2003 interview with Gary Gygax, in his memory.

“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, 2004 Gamespy interview

It’s a sad day in the gaming world.

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2 Responses

  1. […] second thing I note is that there are a number of others in the WoW blogosphere that are honoring the memory of Mr. Gygax today. I’m […]

  2. I agree that it is a sad day. WoW probably owes its existence to D&D, and therefore to Gary Gygax. He’s like a demigod in the gaming world.

    :(

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