Around midday the news broke that Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons and Dragons, passed away at the age of 69. Despite leaving TSR before many gaming nerds ever laid eyes on a d20, Gygax holds a special place in the hearts of nerds everywhere. In many ways he remained a representative of DnD and gamers, even making an appearance on Futurama as one of the ultimate crew of nerds, Al Gore's Vice Presidential Action Rangers. That role was well deserved; news reports state that Gygax was hosting weekly DnD sessions as recently as January. That's what I call love of the game.
RIP, Gary. Save me a seat at the table.