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Co-Creator of Dungeons & Dragons Dead at 69

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posted on Mar, 4 2008 @ 02:19 PM
Gary Gygax creator of Dungeons and Dragons dead at 69.

Dungeons & Dragons Co-Creator Dies at 69
By EMILY FREDRIX – 1 hour ago
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — A sad day for fans of role-playing games: The man who co-created Dungeons & Dragons is dead.
Gary Gygax died Tuesday morning at his home in Lake Geneva, Wis. His wife Gail says the 69-year-old had been suffering from health problems for several years.

Gygax and Dave Arneson developed Dungeons & Dragons in 1974 using medieval characters and mythical creatures. The game known for its oddly shaped dice eventually was turned into video games, books and movies.

It's considered the grandfather of fantasy role-playing games and has inspired legions of adoring fans. Gygax's wife says he always enjoyed hearing from them.

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The grandfather of geekdom. I know a few guys who will be sad to hear this so I thought I'd pass it along.

Condolences to his family, friends, and fans.

posted on Mar, 4 2008 @ 02:23 PM
Looks like I crossed posted with this guy. He beat me by seven minutes.

Sorry mods.

Clean-up aisle 6!

posted on Mar, 6 2008 @ 10:24 PM
Mr. Gygax, we hardly knew ye

anyone else remember his appearance in Futurama, alongside Al Gore, Stephen Hawking and Nichelle Nichols?

posted on Oct, 23 2008 @ 01:16 AM
What an age to go at!

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