However you feel about PnP vs CRPG to me they are forever entwined. I got into D&D because it became to expensive to play videogames. A game had to keep having quarters pumped into it or a new cartridge where a PnP could be played over and over for about the cost of an afternoon at the arcade or about 1/3rd the cost of a new game cartridge. I remember buying the core set of AD&D for less than I had paid for Space Invaders for the Atari 2600.
Still, the videogame has been a permanent part of my life and we have lost another creator.
Jerry Lawson, Inventor of Modern Game Console, Dies at 70 | GameLife | Wired.com