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    Ernest Gary Gygax (/ ˈ ɡ aɪ ɡ æ k s / GHY-gaks; July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008) was an American game designer and author best known for co-creating the pioneering tabletop 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.

  2. Mar 10, 2008 · The host is Gary Gygax, and the occasion is a game convention in his hometown of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, this past June. Gygax, 68. is a cocreator and popularizer of the most influential game...

  3. Mar 5, 2008 · By Seth Schiesel. March 5, 2008. Gary Gygax, a pioneer of the imagination who transported a fantasy realm of wizards, goblins and elves onto millions of kitchen tables around the world through...

  4. Many wargamers came before him, and many joined him on this effort, but Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson’s joint creation of Dungeons & Dragons gave birth to the RPG genre. On this day, we celebrate the birth of the founder of our hobby, and look back at the story of its creation.

  5. May 1, 2024 · Ernest Gary Gygax (born July 27, 1938, Chicago, Ill., U.S.—died March 4, 2008, Lake Geneva, Wis.) was an American entrepreneur who in 1974, together with his war-gaming friend David Arneson, created the world’s first fantasy role-playing game (RPG), Dungeons & Dragons ( D&D ), and ultimately paved the way for modern electronic RPGs ...

  6. Jun 10, 2024 · MILWAUKEE — Gary Gygax, who co-created the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons and helped start the role-playing phenomenon, died Tuesday morning at his home in Lake Geneva. He was 69.

  7. Nov 1, 2002 · 17 Min Read. If he isn't the most influential person in the world of RPGs, Gary Gygax certainly belongs in the pantheon of the giants of the genre. He started out by writing his own pen-and-paper games during the late 1960s and early 1970s and went on to revolutionize gaming with his involvement in the creation of Dungeons & Dragons.

  8. Mar 4, 2008 · Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game, died Tuesday morning at his home in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, according to Stephen Chenault, CEO of Troll Lord...

  9. Mar 4, 2008 · MILWAUKEE (AP) - Gary Gygax, who co-created the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons and helped start the role-playing phenomenon, died Tuesday morning at his Wisconsin home. He was 69.

  10. Gary Gygax is known as the father of the RPG for his role in co-creating the phenomenon known as Dungeons & Dragons (D&D). This game, with its blend of imaginative storytelling, intricate game mechanics, and character development revolutionized nerd culture.

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