The Gary Gygax Memorial

Gary Gygax was, perhaps more than any other single individual, responsible for inventing the role-playing game and Dungeons & Dragons specifically. He failed his last saving throw three years ago, to the lament of the gaming community. Now there's a project to build a grand monument to his life and work. The government of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, where Gygax reigned, is granting space in a public park for this purpose:

The Gygax Memorial Fund has reached a huge milestone. We have been granted land for the memorial site at Donian Park. Donian Park is a four acre open space site which encompasses a wetland and the 100 year recurrence interval floodplain along the White River in downtown Lake Geneva.

One Boing Boing commenter has put it best: "He will be critically missed. We should all observe a moment of silent (10' radius)." Link -via Boing Boing | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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"Now there’s a project to build a grand monument to his life and work."

"The footprint is not to exceed 10 feet by 10 feet."

Sad that the Gygax estate is begging for donations for that "grand" monument. Gygax made a mint, and he was quick on the "it's not officially licensed so lets sue" campaign during the gaming heyday.

Of course with it just being 10x10, how much can it cost? I'm in for a copper and a dagger I recovered from a dead orc.
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