Goodbye Gary Gygax

Gary Gygax, who created Dungeons and Dragons and shaped a generation of oddballs and misfits, has just died.
He was indirectly responsible for one of my most humiliating moments — crying in school in the 7th grade — but we won’t hold that against him. Instead we’ll remember the hit points, the dungeon master’s shield, the gold pieces, my character’s famous bladed boomerang and my pathetic, lonely attempt to play D&D by myself.
What he gave us was a tool to drive our imaginations. He invited us to be part of a giant unreeling book — and though that book was made up of many volumes, there’s one cover that was particularly captivating:
Let’s honor him a one of the Gods (or perhaps demi-Gods, a term he seemed to like) of Kidlit.

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