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Co-creator of D&D, Gary Gygax, dies at 69 years

I clearly remember how I first got into Dungeons and Dragons. I was 15 years old at the time. My friend Tim was a member of Mensa, and told me that they had this thing called Dungeons and Dragons that they played. Since I was a big fan of Tolkein’s Hobbit and Lord of the Rings, Tim’s description of D&D sounded perfect. I wrote an IQ test and discovered I missed the grade by a couple of points: the fact that I wrote the test on the day I found out my Dad had died might have had an impact, but I also never really claimed to be a genius. But the desire to play D&D remained.

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The Death of a Dragon…

 I was reading one of my new favorite comics (thanks, Leaha!), and came across a mention of this:

April 19, 2007 (BELLEVUE, Wash.) – Paizo Publishing and Wizards of the Coast today announced the conclusion of Paizo’s license to produce DRAGON and DUNGEON magazines effective September 2007.

Source: NEWS: Paizo Publishing to Cease Publication of DRAGON and DUNGEON

It is odd how the death of a magazine that I haven’t read in years has caused me to pause

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