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Gary Gygax dead at 69

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Gary Gygax, the inventor of Dungeons & Dragons, has died aged 69. Gary's was the first name we memorised journo-style because we actually wanted to, as opposed to being forced to by education, from a book about D&D bought from a school library book sale. He created D&D in 1974 with Dave Arneson.

Bye, man. Good luck.

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Patrick Garratt: Patrick Garratt is a games media legend - and not just by reputation. He was named as such in the UK's 'Games Media Awards', the equivalent of a lifetime achievement award. After garnering experience on countless gaming magazines, he joined Eurogamer and later split from that brand to create VG247, putting the site on the map with fast, 24-hour a day coverage, and assembling the site's earliest editorial teams. He retired from VG247, and the games industry, in 2017.
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