I'd like to join the legions of fans mourning Gary Gygax's passing today at the age of 69. Not many folks have made such a monumental change to the social landscape as he did. As a gamer from age 12 on, I will certainly honor his memory. Even though I game with friends online now instead of over a table, and have a computer roll my dice for me, we're still really playing his game.
Rich Burlew over at the Order of the Stick web-comic has posted a fitting tribute.