Ernie Gygax, son of Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax lost his home yesterday to a fire. It is understood that no one was hurt but the Ernie Gygax Fire Relief fund is now being coordinated on Facebook.
According to Facebook, Ernie currently lives by Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.
Tim Kask wrote;
Update: 7:00 PM EST
There has been a tremendous outpouring of support for Ernie. Luke is talking to a lawyer in Lake Geneva (a fellow gamer) to see how to best set this up so as to minimize Ernie’s exposure to the IRS.
As soon as we have an account in place, we will spread the word.
There is a move to do something about donating sales of PDF’s by certain companies on a given day to Ernie.
Ernie Gygax is part of the new Gygax Magazine from the new TSR. The Gygax Magazine is also helping coordinate efforts via Facebook and have recognised the Fire Relief page so we know it’s not money grabbing hoax.