Remembering Gary Gygax

Wired offers a richly detailed portrait of a man who forged an industry around Dungeons & Dragons and in so doing laid the "the cornerstone of geek culture."

When Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax died last week, Wired was at work on a package of stories about the man and about a forthcoming revision of the legendary game. It has now published the portrait of Gygax, with the additional stories to follow later this month.

In the magazine-length biography, Wired delivers a richly detailed portrait of a man fascinated by the rolling of dice who "forged an industry around D&D and made a small fortune in the process," and in so doing, laid the "the cornerstone of geek culture."

Read more: "Dungeon Master: The Life and Legacy of Gary Gygax"

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Jonathan Skillings is managing editor of CNET News, based in the Boston bureau. He's been with CNET since 2000, after a decade in tech journalism at the IDG News Service, PC Week, and an AS/400 magazine. He's also been a soldier and a schoolteacher, and will always be a die-hard fan of jazz, the brassier the better.

 

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