Gary Gygax, D&D Co-Creator, Dead at 69

Gary Gygax, acknowledged by many as the father of the role-playing game, has passed away at 69.

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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