Tuesday, March 4, 2008

D&D Creator Gary Gygax Encounters A New D: Death

The man who co-created the game Dungeons & Dragons and helped start the role-playing phenomenon is dead. Gary Gygax died this morning at his home in Lake Geneva, Wis. He had been suffering from health problems for several years, including an abdominal aneurysm, said his wife, Gail Gygax.

Gygax and co-creator Dave Arneson developed the role-playing game in 1974 and it went on to become one of the best-selling games ever. Dungeons & Dragons is considered the grandfather of fantasy role-playing games and has influenced video games, books, movies and inspired legions of adoring fans. Gygax always enjoyed hearing from the game's devoted fans about how the game influenced their lives, his wife said.
In the game, death can result from the loss of key ability scores or character levels. We're sure that many avid D&D players are currently working day and night to figure out the secret code to bring Gygax back from the dead.

[Pioneer Press]


Live Like You Were Dying said...

The joke inside the last punchline...too WWE? They draw a different audience than D&D does?

David Carmona said...

Today it is a sad day for all the RPG players. Today had been the day of your last dice roll. From Spain, this player says:
"ahora si que vas hacía la mayor de todas las aventuras".
"Resquiescat in Pacem"