It is with great sadness that I bring you the news about the passing of a man very dear to a lot of your hearts. Gary Gygax. AKA- The inventor of Dungeons and Dragons.
I've known many of the readers of this site to have been touched by this man's creations, sometimes for hour long marathons assisted only by a bottle of RC Cola and Dio's Greatest Hits in the basement of a friend. I've seen D&D bring together the strangest assembly of folks to all convene and roll oddly shaped dice. And I know that Tim has Jeep's birthright, still proudly displayed in his house so that his young son may one day grow up to become a dork like his old man. (And Cool Uncle Mike).
I fondly remember Gygax on an episode of Futurama, where he, Al Gore, Uhura from Star Trek and Stephen Hawking were an elite squad of fighters. At the end, the universe gets sucked into oblivion, and Gary teaches everyone to play D&D. I laughed heartily.
So gentlemen (let's be honest, it's gentlemen), roll your dice for a fallen homey this evening. 12-sided, please.
(20-sided is just too big)