According to a post on Troll Lord Games
, the company that had published his most recent work, Gary Gygax, creator of Dungeons & Dragons
, has passed away. In 2003, on the now defunct kcgeek.com, we ran an interview with Gygax. I have republished it over on Gadgets
Tiamat consume you fully, Gary. You brought untold amount of fun and joy into my life.
This excerpt tickles me:
Q. As far as you know, what was the basic evolution of polyhedral dice? If they existed prior to the creation of Dungeons & Dragons, what were they used for?
To the best of my knowledge I introduced them to gaming, en masse, with D&D in 1974. I found sets of the five platonic solids for sale in a school supply catalog back in 1972, and of course ordered them, used them in creating the D&D game.
Link to interview
with discussion [BBG]
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