I'm a bit ashamed to say that I've been so busy the past week or more that I haven't had time to make even a brief post about the passing of another roleplaying legend - Muhammad Abd-al-Rahman (MAR) Barker, who authored Tékumel, possibly one of the most detailed fantasy settings in not only the RPG hobby, but fantasy fiction as well.
While his passing will not get the same level of coverage than those of Gygax and Arneson, it has definitely been recognized among roleplayers - particularly the grognards among us.
Thank you, Professor Barker, for giving us the most vibrant, detailed sandbox that anyone could ever hope to play in - and for giving us the tools so that we could build our own as well.
MAR Barker's Wikipedia page
Tékumel creator MAR Barker's role-playing game legacy (Michael Tresca)