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R.I.P. Gary Gygax: The Dungeon Master is Dead

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Pour a little potion out: Gary Gygax, the co-creator of the Dungeons and Dragons role playing game, has gone on to the great campaign in the sky. Gygax, who suffered from heart problems, is dead at the age of 69, according to the C-Net Crave blog , various gaming sites, and, of course, Wikipedia. (How do they do that?)

When GameSpy interviewed Gygax in 2004, he said he had quit smoking and was taking better care of himself after suffering a stroke. The interviewer also asked him what he’d like on his tombstone and how he’d like to be remembered.

The Dungeon Master replied:
“I was gonna say, “Better here than Philadelphia,” but I think somebody already did that. [Laughs] I would like the world to remember me as the guy who really enjoyed playing games and sharing his knowledge and his fun pastimes with everybody else.”

Thanks for the good times, Gary.