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04 Mar, 2008

Gary Gygax RIP 1938 – 2008

Posted by: Dave In: Games

Gary Gygax

From CNN

Gary Gygax, who co-created the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons and helped start the role-playing phenomenon, died Tuesday morning at his home in Lake Geneva. He was 69.

He had been suffering from health problems for several years, including an abdominal aneurysm, said his wife, Gail Gygax.

Gary, we’ll miss you. You brought joy to the lives of countless nerds, geeks, dorks and outcasts. I’m sorry I never got a chance to meet Gary when I was at Gencon last year. Let’s hope he’s rolling dice in the sky.


P.S. – Nate sent a great D&D related clip from the fantastic Freaks & Geeks TV show from a few years ago.

P.P.S. – Also, thanks to Randy for the heads up about this today.

Here’s the link if the embedded video doesn’t work for you.

1 Response to "Gary Gygax RIP 1938 – 2008"

1 | Dave

March 5th, 2008 at 11:13 pm


Shall we observe 1d20 minutes of silence?


  • Dave: Not sure, Bryan, but I'd love to know where Craig lives.
  • Bryan Hanks: What city were those in?
  • Kevin David Anderson: check out our other wreaths at: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150452725264516.391111.360128594515&type=3
  • epiphenita: Like Tom Waits without the music.
  • epiphenita: Reminds me of my good friend's artwork: http://victoriacarlson.blogspot.com/2009/06/untitled.html
  • Dave: I think someone should make some dance music from those "WHOAHs."
  • epiphenita: Oh, Dave. That was tonic to my soul. Perfect. I vote for an exorcism.
  • Dave: Hmm, looks sober to me.
  • Scott: I'm thinking that the guy with the hat might have had a drink or two before this picture was taken. Just a hunch...
  • Scott: There's a roleplaying scenario just waiting to be written based on these pictures. :-)


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