Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Gygax goes on his final quest
Gary Gygax, co-creator of the RPG Dungeons and Dragons died yesterday at the age of 69. Salon offers a story here. I was one of those kids long ago who discovered role playing games with the original Dungeons & Dragons set. Back then, I ran a campaign with some friends and cousins. I have not played recently, but it has been mostly lack of time. It probably added fuel to my interest in reading and learning about fantasy and mythology. In addition to the games, he did write some fantasy fiction. I read some of his Greyhawk ages ago. Maybe it's time I see if I can find them again.
Thanks for your creations and the memories Mr. Gygax.
Update Note (3/17/08): The New York Times published a nice obituary article on Gary Gygax. Makes me want to go buy myself a new AD&D set.