Gary Gygax Dies, and a Million Wizards and Orcs Weep

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In sad news today, Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons and Dragons, has died. He passed away at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and is survived by his wife and [rolls dice] six children. (This joke brought to you courtesy of Futurama.) To learn more about the fascinating Gygax, check out this terrific 2006 profile by Paul La Farge in The Believer, written in the format of a Dungeons and Dragons manual.

Dungeons & Dragons co-creator dies at 69 [AP]
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