Mark CMG
  • Mark CMG


    Let's pause to remember Gary on this day. Ernest Gary Gygax (July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008) - Born in Chicago, IL, was best known for co-creating the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) with Dave Arneson in 1974. Gary is known to many as the father of the roleplaying game, D&D, and the fantasy setting of Greyhawk. Gary co-founded the International Federation of Wargamers (IFW) with Bill Speer and Scott Duncan in 1967. His interest particularly in the Medieval period prompted Gary to publish Chainmail in 1971, a miniatures wargame that simulated medieval-era tactical combat, originally written with hobby-shop owner Jeff Perren. His love of the fantasy fiction genre helped lead to his pioneering the new form of gaming, the D&D RPG. Aside from his work in RPGs, Gary wrote many fantasy fiction works including the Greyhawk Adventures series featuring Gord the Rogue as well as Artifact of Evil. Gary also worked on other RPGs like Dangerous Journeys and Lejendary Adventures. Gary passed away in 2008 after a long time living, creating, and gaming in Lake Geneva, WI. He will long be remembered as a loving father, a visionary, and a great man who loved great games. Thank you, Gary. You are missed.