Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Well, Damn . . .

From Yahoo News:

MILWAUKEE - Gary Gygax, who co-created the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons and helped start the role-playing phenomenon, died Tuesday morning at his home in Lake Geneva. He was 69.

Read the full story here.


Duke Scoob said...

Sad news indeed. My fondest memories encompass playing the original D&D with my friends from Friday to Sunday night, virtually nonstop. I believe we actually played at lunch during school too. No crazies in the group like one read about in those days. I think it inspired us to be more creative overall in our future endeavors and careers.

Duke Scoob said...

I was thinking about this and trying to recall the details. Do you remember some controversy back then that Gary 'stole' (not my word) the idea and ran with it? I recall it didn't matter to us either way, we had the game in hand. I don't recall, however, if it was ever disputed or how, or if, it all played out.

By the way. First chapter of Memnon......brilliant. You definately have a gift.