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Gary Gygax

Via ICHC: Wired reports the death of Gary Gygax at 69.

Gygax designed the original D&D game with Dave Arneson in 1974, and went on to create the Dangerous Journeys and Lejendary Adventure RPGs, as well as a number of board games. He also wrote several fantasy novels.