Millions of people have been inspired by the role playing game Dungeons & Dragons, which was created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson circa 1974.
Gygax, who is often referred to as "the father of the role-playing game" died today at his home in Lake Geneva, WI after suffering several years of health problems.
I'm one of many who've been impacted by the game. I started playing it in high school and continued through college. To this day D&D games I played decades ago still carry vivid memories. Playing the game can instantly brand you as a "geek", but in my eyes it will always be a brilliant and incredibly fun pastime.
In honor of Mr. Gygax I thought I would put together a playlist of songs that were inspired by, mention, or fit within the theme of Dungeons & Dragons. Some of these songs show the dramatic impact the game has had on popular culture and will continue to have for generations to come.
I may just have to dust off my D&D books and dice and start up a campaign. Anyone game?
The Dugeons & Dragons Playlist
17. Are You Going To Tell An Orc What To Do? - The Setup
- Gary Gygax
- Dave Arneson