Gary Gygax, Dungeons & Dragons creator, dies
— Wow…now I feel OLD. I still have my second set of D&D books (
a copy of the Basic Set
blue book, albeit sans cover). D&D, AD&D, and the fast-growing RPG genre that resulted from it’s success was a HUGE part of my growing-up years, and I have continued to
pen-and-paper RPG off and on to this day (some friends and I just started some gaming based on the competing Palladium system.)
By the time the AD&D 2nd edition rules were released, I’d moved on to play other systems, but D&D and first edition AD&D will always hold a special place in my heart. Farewell, Gary.