The Dungeon Master Has Lost His Last Dice Roll
Gary Gygax, the co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons died today. I can remember playing D&D in college; my best friend, Matt, was an awesome DM. Pretty wild. It seems like the end of an era!
Gary Gygax, ‘Father of D&D,’ Dies at 69
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 Legendary 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.'”