As you may have already heard, Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax passed away today at age 69. While this of course is sad news, I had to laugh when a co-worker, upon sharing the news, remarked that "we will now have 1D6 minutes of silence in his honor." :)
I began playing D&D back in 1980 at the ripe young age of 10. Although I haven't played and significant D&D in about twenty years, it began a love of role playing games that continues to this day. I suppose, like a first love, one always fondly remembers one's first RPG rules system.