Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, passed away today at the age of 69. I and millions of other geeks are in mourning. It is safe to say that he helped make me the geek I am today. Dungeons and Dragons led to computer RPGs, which led to programming games on the Commodore 64 , which led to being computer savvy enough to be able to dive into programming as a profession when my life as a retail employee had reached its end.
Had GG never been, the world would be a much more mundane place.
Ave Atque Vale.