Ernest Gary Gygax ( / ˈɡaɪɡæks / GHY-gaks; July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008)  was an American game designer and author best known for co-creating the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons ( D&D) with Dave Arneson . In the 1960s, Gygax created an organization of wargaming clubs and founded the Gen Con gaming convention.
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Ernest Gary Gygax (July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008) ( IPA: [ˈgaj.gæks] ) was an American writer and game designer. He was best known for co-creating the early role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons ( D&D) with Dave Arneson in 1974. Gygax is often thought of as one of the first people to make role-playing games. 
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Gord the Rogue is the protagonist in a series of fantasy novels and short stories written by Gary Gygax. Gygax originally wrote the novels and short stories to promote his World of Greyhawk campaign setting for the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. After he left TSR, Gygax continued to write Gord the Rogue novels for several years. In all of th...
One of the factors that contributed to the success of the Dragonlance setting when it was published in 1984 was a popular series of concurrent novels by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis. Gary Gygax, the developer of the World of Greyhawk campaign setting, realized that novels set in Greyhawk could have a similar benefit for his recently published Wo...
The series of novels follows the progress of the orphan beggar Gord, from his lowly youth to his ascension as an avatar of Balance. Gord begins his career with less than heroic motives, but early mentors Gellor the bard and druid Curley Greenleaf continually steer him toward honorable ends. Eventually Gord is revealed to have a kinship with an enig...
Gord is described as being small for a human, five and a half feet tall, slender and wiry. His eyes are iron-gray in color. He has black hair and olive-toned skin.
In the 2021 Io9 series revisiting older Dungeons & Dragons novels, Rob Bricken described Gord as "a young street urchin who rises from poverty and imprisonment to become one of the greatest thieves on the planet" and goes on to say that "Gygax also revels in the misery he can inflict upon Gord. He starts in the city of Greyhawk as a young, abused o...
Gary Gygax is the co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons and commonly considered the father of role playing games. Gygax was raised in Lake Geneva and its where the company he founded, TSR, Inc. created and produced the Dungeons & Dragons game for 25 years.   History [ edit]
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Ernest Gary Gygax (born July 27, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois; died March 04, 2008) is best known as the author of the well known fantasy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons ( D&D ), co-created with Dave Arneson and co-published with Don Kaye in 1974 under the company Tactical Studies Rules.
In late 1972, Gary Gygax created Castle Greyhawk and the dungeons beneath it. After a few months of almost non-stop play as the Dungeon Master,  Gygax asked one of the players, Rob Kuntz, to become co-Dungeon Master, which would allow Gygax an opportunity to experience the game as a player.