A Philosopher's Blog

Gary Gygax

Posted in Miscellaneous by Michael LaBossiere on March 4, 2008

Gary Gygax, the co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, died today at age 69.

Dungeon & Dragons laid the basic foundation for the games of today-including many of the latest video games, such as Mass Effect. Concepts like character class, hit points, level, and armor class originated in D&D and are now standard features in the gaming world.

Gygax deserves a great deal of credit for the ongoing success of gaming-he was one of the founding greats in the field.

D&D had a huge impact on my life-setting me firmly on my Nerdtastic path. Thanks Gary.

Order of the Stick provided a fitting tribute for him.

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