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.
Ernest Gary Gygax
Gygax at Gen Con Indy 2007
|Born||July 27, 1938|
|Died||March 4, 2008 (aged 69)|
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, United States
|Occupation||writer, game designer|
|Genre||role-playing games, fantasy, wargames|
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- E. Gary Gygax on IMDb
- Interviews and Q&As
- Seth Schiesel (February 27, 2006). "Dungeon Masters in Cyberspace". New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/27/arts/27drag.html.
- Scott Lynch (May 1, 2001). "Interview with Gary Gygax". RPGnet.
- Q&A with Gary Gygax at Dragonsfoot
- The Ultimate Interview with Gary Gygax at thekyngdoms.com
- Dungeons & Dragons Creator Gary Gygax Passes Away; Interview on BoingBoing Gadgets
- The Times Obituary, March 5, 2008
- The Guardian Obituary, March 7, 2008 (Note the similarity to this Wikipedia entry)
- Associated Press (March 4, 2008). "Dungeons & Dragons Co - Creator Dies at 69". New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Obit-Gygax.html.
- The Economist, March 13 2008
- Obituary and notice of release of Gygax's last novel: Infernal Sorceress, July 2, 2008