Posted: Mar 4, 2008 2:32 pm
Wow. I am unexpectedly bummed out by this.
I was just thinking the other day how much modern computer games owe to D&D. It's not just the fantasy setting, it's the different attributes, hit points, equipment lists, etc. All that came from D&D.
And just to show how ahead of his time Gygax was, consider this: World of Warcraft (essentially simplified online D&D) has 10 million subscribers. That would make it the 80th largest country in the world
: bigger than places like Austria, Israel, Switzerland and Finland.