Today is International Gary Gygax Day. I just wanted to say that I am very thankful for him, and for all the other masterminds at TSR for creating this game that we love. If it wasn't for you guys, we'd be twiddling our thumbs.
I recently picked up a copy of the 1e DMG and I've been plowing thru it. Every page there's a little bit of inspiration waiting for me. I appreciate it.
Unfortunately I never met him, but from the stories I've read he was a pretty stand up guy.