Goodbye, Gary. It's a better world because you were in it, and I'm glad I got a chance to thank you for that. I can't imagine what I would have done with most of my life had you not been the very clever man you were. It was thirty years ago my parents brought home that mysterious box with the blue rulebook, those first adventures, and the little chits you cut up and used instead of dice. Even with the crude materials I started with, I knew this was something special.
My condolences to the Gygax family.