Gary Gygax, 1939 - 2008
"I would like the world to remember me as the guy who really enjoyed playing games and sharing his knowledge and his fun pastimes with everybody else."
Gary Gygax was a true giant, and i owe him more than i can even fathom. There are years of my life that i remember almost exclusively for the gift of his work. Next to John Peel's death, this is the only other time i've felt as touched by the death of a person i never met.
Some retard out there said something along the lines of "He's immortalized through his appearance on Futurama". No you idiot; he's immortalized through shaping a huge part of the foundation of games as we know it, influencing scientists, musicians, writers, painters, and giving millions of people a way to connect through their imagination alone.
Rest in peace man. You've truly earned it.