Was saddened today to read about the death of Gary Gygax. As the creator of the original Dungeons & Dragons roleplaying game I owe him thanks for countless hours of fun playing AD&D and I also give him indirect credit for both helping create an audience for fantasy litrature and set the stage for MMORPG games like World of Warcraft.
Happy to see him get a mention on most major new sites and of course on gaming related sites such as Penny Arcade.
To see the kind of influence he had on today’s computer games I think the quotes on the Bethesda blog. sums it up quite nicely.
Rest in peace Gary.