It is almost too much to get my mind about. But I've just had news that our dear Dungeon Master has passed away. Ernie called this morning, he thought we should let the fans know. He's just sent an email out. Gary was in his home when he gathered himself up to cross the great divide. He was a very dear friend of mine. And I will miss him so. God Speed My Friend.I've been hoaxed before, and I hope it's a hoax again, but I won't be shocked if it is true. Gygax had been sick with a degenerative condition, and also suffered from an inoperable abdominal aortic aneurysm, for a very long time. He spent much of the last decade rolling natural 20's on his saving throws and lived on borrowed time.
I first ran into DnD as a high-school senior in 1978. I spent many hundreds of hours playing and dungeon mastering that game as a teenager, as a young adult. It was an almost transcendental experience to live and play that game.
And while I put it aside later in my life. I've got a chest full of books and head full of memories.
Rest in Peace, Dungeon Master.