Gygax Goes To the Higher Planes

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Gary Gygax passed away at age 69. I agree with Alec Meer:

Gary Gygax, the co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, has passed away, aged just 69. He had been seriously ill for some time.

Would we ever have had PC RPGs without Gygax’s laying down of roleplaying foundations back in 1974? Oh, probably – in some form, anyway. But would we have had Ultima, Fallout, Diablo, World of Warcraft, even Deus Ex? Probably not. Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinter Nights and Planescape Torment? Definitely not.

This man gave a great deal to gaming. Bow your heads.

Have a great time on the Higher Planes Dungeon Master!

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3 thoughts on “Gygax Goes To the Higher Planes

  1. bummer, he has had more influence over the gaming world than most people could ever understand……

    Everyone has to roll a 1 sometime. I hope his family and friends are doing well.

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