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.