Saturday, May 8, 2010

Pieces of My Childhood -- John Eric Holmes (1930-2010)

I received a sad bit of news this weekend.  Dr. John Eric Holmes, author of the popular "blue book" basic set of Dungeons & Dragons (pre-Moldvay, pre-Mentzner), died from a stroke March 20 of this year.  While my induction into the game was the monster AD&D 1e hardbacks that Gary Gygax put together, my group and I adopted the Holmes and Moldvay versions after we discovered them shortly thereafter.  

Pieces of my childhood are fading away -- Gygax, Arneson, Moldvay, Heinlein, Asimov, Findley, Parkinson...too many brave souls have left their mark on me before they left this world.

RIP, all of you.  

A further, more comprehensive obit may be found here:

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