gary_gygax.jpgAccording to this forum on Troll Lord, Gary Gygax has passed away (I have since called Stephen, manager of Troll Lord and former friend of Gary’s to confirm).

Gary was the co-creator of numerous board and card games as well as fantasy Chess variants. But he is most well-known for co-creating and guiding the first major role playing game, Dungeons and Dragons, as well as the role playing studio TSR, Inc. Dungeons and Dragons (D&D) single-handedly started the RPG genre which continues to thrive successfully today (in fact, D&D 4.0 was just released).

D&D changed my life, as well as the lives of countless of other people. He will be missed.