"I would like the world to remember me as the guy who really enjoyed playing games and sharing his knowledge and his fun pastimes with everybody else." - E. Gary Gygax
When you wrote Chainmail, did you have any inkling of how much that first act would change the world?
Did you ever stop and wonder how many lives you might impact?
How many minds you would help to shape?
Did you realize how many people you would bestow freedom upon by teaching them to continue to use their imaginations?
Did you know how many worlds you would help to create through you're inspiration?
Did you stop to think about how many people you would give strength to, where they had none before?
Did you know the voice that you would give to generations to come?
Did you know that you would be a hero to them?
Did you realize the "celebrity" you would give to your own children? How many people would seek them out because of the great gifts that you gave to the world?
I don't think so. Because you were like us. You wanted to play some games, tell some stories and have some fun. In the process, you taught us to do the same.
Roll In Peace, Mr. Gygax, and remember what you always taught us.