Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, died Tuesday morning at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, according to Stephen Chenault, CEO of Troll Lord Games.
Gygax designed the original D&D game with Dave Arneson in 1974, and went on to create the Dangerous Journeys and Lejendary Adventure RPGs, as well as a number of board games. He also wrote several fantasy novels.
Although he was not directly involved with D&D since 1985, he was still involved in creating games to be used within its rules. Of course, many video games owe much to him, with some even set within the D&D world, such as Baldur's Gate. He had apparently been in ill health for years. May he rest in peace.
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