I was going to write another inane post on my trip to Melbourne, anti-terrorism measures and the virtues of Qantas, but instead I have just been knocked for six to learn that the founder of gaming Gary Gygax has passed away.
For us gamers, Gary was the legend who invented Dungeons & Dragons and was a huge influence on many genre's of gaming from table top military gaming through to the RPG scene.
He passed away at his home at Lake Geneva Wisconsin.
RIP Dungeon Master
Post script: Some tributes here and here
And a further one here which is very similar to my story...