Today's a day to crack open your copy of Chainmail and peruse your copy of Deities and Demigods (the Elric/Cthulhu version natch) and remember the man who helped create an entirely new way to play. Without Gary, there would be no World of Warcraft, no Ultima, and no weekend get-togethers with friends where dragons are slain and dungeons are sacked. There would also be at least one fewer Uwe Boll movie, but I can endure many more of those so long as I can sit around the table with my friends and role play.
Nerdvana at the East Valley Tribune has a nice small reminder up.
Our piece last year can serve as a reminder to not let opportunities, even ones guaranteed to be awkward, pass you by. I still wish I had knocked on Gary's door.