The man who invented D&D has missed his last saving throw. See HERE
I was utterly obsessed with D&D from the age of 10 until 13 and spent far too many of my formative years treading on D4 and wittering to bored adults about encumbrance AC, HP, STR, CHA and DEX.
My character Thork the Dwarf was a legend in my own mind, while as a Dungeon master my mammoth campaign known only as "The Big Adventure" became a cause celebre amongst the 11 year olds in my road.
Even now the urge to play the game seizes me from time to time.
I have Gary Gygax to thank/blame for all of that.