|Wizard of the Wood by Ray Dillon|
Another of the legendary original gamers from our beloved hobby passed away the other week.
Peter Gaylord (1943 - 2016) created and ran the character of the Wizard Of The Wood in Dave Arneson's Blackmoor campaign in the early '70s, creating the prototype of what was to become the Dungeons & Dragons magic-user.
You can read more about Peter and his key role in the early days of roleplaying games here at Havards Blackmoor Blog and here at Chirine's Workbench.
As Chirine ba Kal says on his blog:
"Pete was the one who set the pace and tone for what would be generations of wizards, sorcerers, and magic-users to come in role-playing games; many of his concepts and ideas can still be found in games today."