I haven't caught up on LJ, but no doubt many have already posted that Gary Gygax has passed on
Be sure to read the comments. It's very touching to see the positive influence this man and his creation have had on so many.
I remember the first old D&D blue box edition. The cheap cardboard crumbled over the months, and the dice quickly wore to sad little pock marked plastic asteroids. But, oh, the memories that outlasted the original paper and plastic.
It's tempting to throw together a game ... just for ole times' sake. And as a salute to a man and the pastime he created.
(Oh, but for the time. *sigh*
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