Thanks to Penny Arcade for this great image. I know it's cheap to post their work, but I am just moved and amused so damn much that I wanted to share to those who didn't see it at Penny Arc.
Gary provided the inspiration for so much of who I am and so much of the games industry in general that even though he is not someone who invaded pop culture, his work defined so much of how we operate today in systems design.
You know, I think I read his works more than I played them. I sigh just thinking about how much it sparked parts of my brain that I still use every day at work.
A final thought that resonates with me...one might say that where Tolkien provided the world, Gary provided the rules. A classic systems designer who will be missed.