Gary Gygax, whom you all better know, died yesterday in Lake Geneva. I was lucky enough to meet the guy who inspired basically every role-playing game out there when I was in college. He was nice and totally cool with all of the fanboys and fangirls at the local convention. I was online last night in one of the many fantasy worlds descended from gary Gygax's imagination and a lot of kids didn't even recognize his name. I felt sorry for those kids. I am not going to bore you with tales of how many systems and versions of D&D I have played and currently own, but I will tell you about this totally bitchin' cavalier/monk multiclass character concept I had: an absinthe addicted Don Quixote with paranoid schizophrenia and a specialization in Tai Chi to combat his dementia. Awesome, huh?
Order of the Stick and Penny Arcade both have nice tributes up.