Gary Gygax is the father of Dungeons & Dragons, the role-playing game that set the foundation for all other RPGs to follow. Computer gaming, especially, owes a tithe to D&D. Got levels? D&D. Got classes, like Warriors, Mages, Rogues? D&D. Got spell lists? D&D. Hit points? D&D. We could be here all day. The point is, the gaming world was defined by the imagination of Gary Gygax and friends, and it’s time to celebrate his 74th birthday. Unfortunately, Gary failed his save vs. death in 2008, so we’ll leave a chair open at the table. Do you want to get into game design? Play D&D. GamesIndustry has the story.