I just read that Ernest Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons & Dragons, died today. He was 69.
Thanks for everything, Gary. You changed gaming forever. All those video-game RPGs like Final Fantasy wouldn't exist without your influence. Your ability to come up with fantasy names may have been a little limited ("Zagyg?" Really?), but you had a great sense of humor and humility. You were a great guy, Gary, and you made all our lives a little richer.
Rest in peace.