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Gary Gygax (July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008)
Date: 04 March 2008

Links: WKBT Wisconsin News Obit / New York Times Obit / Wired Magazine Obit /

Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of Dungeons and Dragons, died today (Tuesday, Feb. 4) at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Gygax, along with his friend Dave Arneson, created the original D&D game in 1974. The game, although continually evolving, became a worldwide phenomena, resulting in movies, games, and a vast collection of novels.

While that encapsulates a bit of his life, it can in no way begin to deal with the way that he and the game have affected so many people. My son learned math playing D&D and later Advanced D&D. I met many friends through the game and learned a lot about writing and storytelling. I never met him, but he will always have a place in my heart and my memory ...

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