Gary Gygax: Gaming Genius

Posted by Michael Pinto on Mar 4, 2008 in Videogames |

Dungeons & Dragons

Sadly Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax passed away today. In a world of slick video games it’s easy to forget a time when every fanboy didn’t have a computer, back in those days Gygax created a revolution in games by bringing in the genre of fantasy. Reading his bio on Wikipedia you can tell that he was a real fanboy at heart:

“In 1967, a 20-person gaming meet was organized by Gary Gygax. It was held in the basement of his home and later became known as “Gen Con 0″ as this meet birthed the annual Gen Con gaming convention in 1968. Gen Con is now the world’s largest annual hobby-game gathering. Gen Con is also where Gary Gygax would meet Brian Blume and Dave Arneson. Brian Blume would later enter into TSR as partner with Don Kaye and Gary.”

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