Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Founder of Dungeons and Dragons Dies


Today marks a sad day for fantasy role players everywhere. Gary Gygax, co-founder of the Dungeons and Dragons game, died today. He was 69. The members of Silent Stereo Records are not ashamed to admit that our formative years were dominated by two things: music and Dungeons and Dragons. In fact, the two often went hand in hand, as we listened to Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath while embarking on our imaginative adventures.
Dungeons and Dragons has changed and evolved from the game we used to play as children. But we are still steadfast fans of the original incarnations of the game. Like analog recordings, the original version of the game still holds a certain beauty and simplicity about it and while later versions added more bells and whistles, it is the first incarnation of the game that we remember most dearly.

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