Ernest Gary Gygax
July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008
March 4th has been bittersweet for those of use who lost Gary Gygax three years ago. It is a day to mourn, but it is also a day to remember. I have been playing Dungeons & Dragons in one form or another since 1980. The Game has been a constant source of entertainment, stimulation, joy and illumination for me from the very moment it came into my life. Gary Gygax is seen as the father of roleplaying games, and he is a hero to me and millions of other people across the globe. Unfortunately, I never had the opportunity to meet the man, but if I had I would have shook his hand and thanked him for the gift he gave to me. I do not have the words to express the debt I owe Mr. Gygax, so I will leave you with a few words of his own...
"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." — Gary Gygax