Speaking of "leveling up..."
There were a lot of posts yesterday remembering the passing of Gary Gygax on March 4, 2008. I'm not exactly sure why this was (a Canadian tradition perhaps of mourning every year? I know in Mexico they do the cross-raising on the one-year anniversary).
As the premier founder of our RPG tradition/industry (Dungeons & Dragons may have been co-created, but Mr. Gygax undoubtably led the promotion of said game into rec rooms of our youth), I don't mind celebrating the guy as a note-worthy figure. But around these parts, we tend to celebrate the day of an individual's birth, the day on which he entered this Earthly plane, not yet knowing what effect he would have upon the world.
So, nope not going to mourn or bemoan, and certainly won't be posting any tributes till July 27th. That'll be my own little personal RPG holiday.