Gary Gygax

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Ernest Gary Gygax
Gygax at Gen Con Indy 2007
BornJuly 27, 1938
Chicago, Illinois,
United States
DiedMarch 4, 2008(2008-03-04) (aged 69)
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, United States
Occupationwriter, game designer
NationalityUnited States
Genresrole-playing games, fantasy, wargames

Ernest Gary Gygax (July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008) (IPA: [ˈgaj.gæks][2]) 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.[3]

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  1. Gygax, Gary (March 1985), "On the influence of J.R.R. Tolkien on the D&D and AD&D games", Dragon (95), pp. 12–13CS1 maint: Date and year (link): "A careful examination of the games will quickly reveal that the major influences are Robert E. Howard, L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt, Fritz Leiber, Poul Anderson, A. Merritt, and H.P. Lovecraft."
  2. "Dungeons & Dragons FAQ".
  3. Allen Rausch. "Gary Gygax Interview". GameSpy. Retrieved 2005-01-03.

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