RIP: Gary Gygax, inventor of modern role playing, dead at 69


One of the worst parts about this job is writing about great figures in geekdom who pass on. Today is especially hard, as I have to bring news that Gary Gygax died earlier this morning. Gygax was the co-creator and driving force behind Dungeons & Dragons, arguably the most important tabletop game ever made.

The Dungeon Master’s Dungeon Master had many health problems, and reportedly passed away peacefully last night. He’s one man I always wanted to meet but never got the chance. Tonight I will be pouring a little mead out for my homie Gygax, the Great Wizard himself.