Sadly, Gary Gygax, progenitor of the most popular roleplaying game to this day, Dungeons and Dragons, has died at the age of sixty-nine. I never personally met the man, but I have enjoyed the fruits of his labor since I was only twelve years old. It is a sad day in the RPG world indeed...

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