Gary Gygax dies aged 69

Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson developed Dungeons & Dragons in 1974, basically kick-starting the role-playing industry that we know today. After a run of poor health, including multiple strokes, Gygax died Tuesday 4 March 2008 at his home in the US. Despite his illness, it's said Gygax was still hosting weekly games of Dungeons & Dragons up until this year.

Our condolences go to his wife and six children.