Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Roll The Dice to See if I'm Going to Heaven!

Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, died Tuesday morning at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, according to Stephen Chenault, CEO of Troll Lord Games.

Gygax designed the original D&D game with Dave Arneson in 1974, and went on to create the Dangerous Journeys and Lejendary Adventure RPGs, as well as a number of board games. He also wrote several fantasy novels.

"I don't think I've really grokked it yet," said Mike Mearls, the lead developer of the upcoming 4th edition of Dungeons and Dragons. "He was like the cool uncle that every gamer had. He shaped an entire generation of gamers."

The nerds of the office will be mourning....


derekstaff said...

Wow, I thought 30th level game designers had to many hit-dice to kill with anything short of a +6
Apache helicopter.

Joe said...

Like a level 5 blasting spell, this caught me totally off guard.

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Gygax's tombstone will read "Zero hit points." ;-)