Okay, I’m probably going to reveal a slightly nerdy side to my nature here, but what the hell. I’m not ashamed to reveal that I spent a lot of my time between the ages of 11 and 18 rolling dice, some of which had numbers of sides other than six, and even a nice transparent set of them in pretty colours. Yes I was a role-player. I haven’t been a part of a role-playing group for some years now, but at one time it was a large part of my life. And oh how much fun it seemed at the time!
And the first proper rpg I played was Dungeons and Dragons. Well a couple of days ago, Gary Gygax, co-creator of this wonderful game passed on to the Seven Heavens. Its not like I follow this stuff any more, but I do read some nerdy d&d influenced webcomics, one of which is Order of the Stick and they ran a special commemorative strip today.
I don’t have much to add, as I haven’t played these games for years, but it would have felt wrong to let his passing go without a mention.