"GARY GYGAX died last week and the universe did not collapse. This surprises me a little bit, because he built it.
I’m not talking about the cosmological, Big Bang part. Everyone who reads blogs knows that a flying spaghetti monster made all that. But Mr. Gygax co-created the game Dungeons & Dragons, and on that foundation of role-playing and polyhedral dice he constructed the social and intellectual structure of our world."
Pretty high praise--. The full text can be found here:
The column is also illustrated with an amusing "Geek Chart" tending to show how D&D fits in to the evolution of all us geeky types, worth a chuckle here:
And not to be confused with the Brunching Shuttlecocks still timely "Geek Heierarchy Chart," found here: