Vale Gary Gygax

Gary Gygax, creator of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, has passed away at the age of 69. I shall have to pull out some of my books tonight for a read in his honour.

Update: I don't think I could possibly have put it better than [how the guys at Penny Arcade have paid tribute][1].

Update 2: There's a great obituary for Gygax over at Ars Technica. It's amazing to think of the impact this man's work has made on so many people in the world!