The late Dungeons and Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax is set to have a memorial built in his home town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin thanks to the Gygax Memorial Fund. Mayor Jim Conners presented the motion to dedicate space for the monument on behalf of the Gygax Memorial Fund and Gail Gygax in January of this year, and it has since passed unanimously.
The design of the monument will “include a castle turret with a bust on top and possibly have a dragon wrapped around the turret” according to the City of Lake Geneva Board of Park Commissioners meeting press release. (Sadly, the motion to shorten the name of the City of Lake Geneva Board of Park Commissioners to something that didn’t take nearly the length of one of their meetings to say was denied.)
The memorial has been given a 10 feet by 10 feet area to be built in.There is no word on what the memorial’s stats will be, though it is believed that it will give a +2 wisdom to anyone within its radius. The memorial design will have to go through the City Council and Park Board once completed.
Gary Gygax is one of the most recognizable Lake Genevans, a small town in the state of Wisconsin that has been the residence of several other notable people including Baby face Nelson and Al Capone. While it would seem the three would have little in common aside from Lake Geneva, all of them took money from nerds at some point in their lives.
For more information on the Gygax Memorial Fund, visit their website at http://www.gygaxmemorialfund.com/ or follow them on Twitter at http://twitter.com/GygaxMemorial.