Top 10 fantasy freaks and gaming geeks
8. Ian Livingstone, Steve Jackson, and John Peake
You may not have heard of these anonymous Brits. Turns out in 1974 (the same year D&D debuted), they co-founded the Games Workshop. This is the company behind the uber-popular Warhammer Fantasy Battle and Warhammer 40,000 table-top games which involve thousands of fantasy figurines and thousands of very patient players. The trio was also responsible for publishing White Dwarf magazine; bankrolling Citadel Miniatures, makers of all things little and metal; creating the single-player gamebook series Fighting Fantasy; and introducing D&D to the UK. And then they rested.
Pictured: Gamers play Warhammer 40,000 at Games Workshop store in Cambridge in 2006.