Gary Gygax, the man who turned role-playing games into a tangible reality, passed away ten years ago. Mr Gygax charted a significant part of my course through life. I first encountered his game Dungeons & Dragons in May 1977, when I was 18 years old. I became an enthusiast (en eldsjäl) at once and I still remain so today, 41 years later. The hobby has brought me so much joy, so many fulfilled dreams, so many new friends.