Farewell to the Original Game Master

News of the death of Gary Gygax hit the gaming scene today. Gygax was the co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, and commonly referred to as the Father of RPG.

News of the death of Gary Gygax hit the gaming scene today. Gygax was the co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, and commonly referred to as the Father of RPG. A prolific fantasy writer and life long gamer, Gygax' influence shows through in today's MMOG and other gaming worlds.

For the last 30 years gamers have seen RPG-dom move from an underground cult phenomenon to a global hobby enjoyed by kids and adults alike. If you've ever built a character, rolled 'to-hit', gone to a game convention, or even just enjoyed the sensation of building a party and rampaging around somewhere killing monsters and scoring lewt in fantastic, imaginative settings, you owe Gary respect. His influence on the foundations of modern-day gaming is incalculable.

Read the news of his death at 1UP, check out an older interview with Gygax at GameSpy, then share your thoughts in the Tabula Rasa Community Forums.

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