Mearlus writes "In the recent past co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons Gary Gygax has worked with Troll Lord Games, a small tabletop RPG publisher. Their forums have up a post noting that Mr. Gygax has apparently passed away. Gygax was known, along with Dave Arneson, as the Father of Roleplaying." Saddened reactions from well-known designers have already begun to appear online. Consider this is an in-memoriam Ask Slashdot question: How has D&D (and tabletop roleplaying) touched/improved your life?
I have to admit that I was one of those geeks that really enjoyed role playing, and continued to play into my mid 20’s (I have friends at work in their late 40’s that continue to play). It’s gaming for the mind rather than the instant visual and aural gratification of today’s video versions.
Thank you Mr. Gygax for enhancing my childhood and my life.