David Kushner at Wired has written an amazing article on the recently deceased Gary Gygax, the original dungeon master and father of Dungeons and Dragons.
While I no longer play D&D, my son does, and I know lots of adults who still do, and still enjoy it immensely. While I have taken the multimedia path more trodden and chosen to join the online sensation, World of Warcraft, I still think of the original role playing game with extreme affection. Hours spent rolling dice and creating intriguing elves with names like Silverleaf who could blast their enemies with fire.
I really don’t think we could have all the wealth of games available to us today without the genius of Gygax.
Condolences to his family and friends.