Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Losing a Wizard

Gary Gygax passed away yesterday at age 69 from unspecified health problems. He was the co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons and as such shares the credit for revolutionizing modern gaming with the invention of the role-playing game.

There is no word yet about how the family intends to protect his grave to prevent tabletop gamers from cracking it open to recharge their dice. I'm betting on clay golems or masterwork-grade death traps. Perhaps a well placed Sphere of Annihilation. Those would be awesome.

Most of the blogosphere is mourning his passing including Chris Byrne (who moderated a newsgroup for him) and, oddly enough, Michelle Malkin.

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