- 4 Mar 08, 19:19 GMT
Sad news: Gary Gygax, the co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, has died, according to reports in the US.
His creation - together with Dave Arneson - was an inspiration to millions and I spent many happy years rolling the dice with friends in search of a miscellaneous magic items.
I had the chance to speak with him on the 30th anniversary of D&D a few years back and it was a pleasure.
An estimated 20 million people worldwide have played D&D, with more than $1bn spent on game equipment and books.
"I thought we would sell about 50,000 copies," Gary Gygax told me back in 2004.
Without the creation of D&D, the video game landscape would be very different indeed. Would World of Warcraft be the global hit it is today, for example?
Time to dig out those rule books, I think.
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