04
Mar
08

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

Ernest Gary Gygax (July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008) was an American writer and game designer, best known for co-creating the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) with Dave Arneson, and co-founding the company Tactical Studies Rules with Don Kaye in 1974. Gygax is generally acknowledged as the father of the role-playing game.

On March 4th, the Associated Press confirmed reports of Gygax’s death that originally were made by Troll Lord Games, a small role-playing game company Gygax had been working with. He had been in poor health, suffering multiple strokes and a near-heart attack. He died the morning of March 4, 2008 at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

I guess it was his time to join the cosmic, and to finally create with none of these mortal boundaries. A great man with great ideas, he will be missed and remembered. 

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