Gary Gygax, the co-creator of the phenomenally successful Dungeons and Dragons
brand, has been confirmed dead today. Gygax had been seriously ill for some time and passed away today, aged 69.
The death was confirmed
by the head of Troll Lord Games, the current publisher for Dungeons and Dragons
Even if you aren't an old-school tabletop RPG fan, then it's doubtless that you'd be familiar with the work and influence of Gary and the Dungeons and Dragons
brand - Baldur's Gate
, Eye of the Beholder
, Planescape: Torment
and Neverwinter Nights
all use the D&D
Other classic CRPGs such as Fallout
and Vampire: The Masquerade
are seperate from the franchise but are heavily inspired by the source material.
So, how should we honour the great man who bought us both dungeons and
dragons? Will you raise a glass of ale in his name from within your RPG of choice? Either way, why not head to the forums
and say a few words about your favourite RPG?
Photo courtesy of Alan De Smet