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"Of course as children, we all, in all cultures and societies, learn behavior from observation, imitation, and encouragement of various kinds. So by the suggestion made, we all 'pretend' most of the time." -- Gary Gygax
Ernest Gary Gygax (July 27, 1938 — March 4, 2008; last name pronounced ) was an American writer and game designer, best known for co-creating the pioneering role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) with Dave Arneson. Gygax is generally acknowledged as the father of role-playing games.

In the 1960s, Gygax created an organization of wargaming clubs and founded the Gen Con gaming convention. In 1971, he helped develop Chainmail, a miniatures wargame based on medieval warfare. He co-founded the company Tactical Studies Rules (TSR, Inc.) with childhood friend Don Kaye in 1973. The following year, he and Dave Arneson created Dungeons & Dragons, which expanded on his work on Chainmail and included elements of the fantasy stories he loved as a child. In the same year, he founded The Dragon, a magazine based around the new game. In 1977, Gygax began work on a more comprehensive version of the game, called Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. Gygax designed numerous manuals for the game system, as well as several pre-packaged adventures called "modules" that gave a person running a D&D game (the "Dungeon Master") a rough script and ideas on how to run a particular gaming scenario. In 1983, he worked to license the D&D product line into the successful Dungeons & Dragons cartoon series.

After leaving TSR in 1985 over issues with its new majority owner, Gygax continued to create role-playing game titles independently, beginning with the multi-genre Dangerous Journeys in 1992. He designed another gaming system called Lejendary Adventure, released in 1999. In 2005, Gygax was involved in the Castles & Crusades role-playing game, which was conceived as a hybrid between D&Ds third edition and the original version of the game conceived by Gygax.

Gygax was married twice and had six children. In 2004, he suffered two strokes, narrowly avoided a subsequent heart attack, and was then diagnosed with an abdominal aortic aneurysm, from which he died in March 2008.

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Total Books: 136
Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds Collector's Pack
2009 - Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds Collector's Pack (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781931275200
ISBN-10: 1931275203

Death in Delhi
2009 - Death in Delhi [Planet Stories] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781601251374
ISBN-10: 1601251378
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels

Infernal Sorceress
2008 - Infernal Sorceress (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781601251176
ISBN-10: 1601251173
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Samarkand Solution
2008 - The Samarkand Solution (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781601250834
ISBN-10: 1601250835
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 2/5 Stars.

Gord the Rogue Saga of Old City
2008 - Gord the Rogue Saga of Old City (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781931275996
ISBN-10: 1931275998
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Gary Gygax's More Beasts of Legend
2008 - Gary Gygax's More Beasts of Legend (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781929474714
ISBN-10: 1929474717

The Anubis Murders
2007 - The Anubis Murders [Dangerous Journeys, Bk 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781601250421
ISBN-10: 1601250428
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

Castles  Crusades Castle Zagyg Ii Castle Ruins Gary Gygax's Castle Zagyg Ii
Gary Gygax's Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds Volume 9 Lejendary Pantheons
Gary Gygax's Nation Builder
2006 - Gary Gygax's Nation Builder (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781931275804
ISBN-10: 1931275807
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Comics & Graphic Novels

Essentials Fantasy Role Playing Game
2005 - Essentials Fantasy Role Playing Game [Lejendary Adventure] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781931275255
ISBN-10: 1931275254
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Castle Zagyg Volume One Yggsburgh
2005 - Castle Zagyg Volume One Yggsburgh (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781931275682
ISBN-10: 1931275688
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Castles  Crusades Castle Zagyg III Beneath The Ruins
2005 - Castles Crusades Castle Zagyg III Beneath the Ruins (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781931275712
ISBN-10: 1931275718

Gary Gygax's Essential Places
2004 - Gary Gygax's Essential Places (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781931275552
ISBN-10: 1931275556
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Comics & Graphic Novels

Hall Of Many Panes
2004 - Hall of Many Panes [Lejendary Adventure] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781931275330
ISBN-10: 1931275335
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

Gary Gygax's Lejendary Adventure Essentials
2004 - Gary Gygax's Lejendary Adventure Essentials (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781931275675
ISBN-10: 193127567X
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Little Wars
2004 - Little Wars (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780972251150
ISBN-10: 0972251154

Gary Gygax's Living Fantasy
2003 - Gary Gygax's Living Fantasy [Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781931275347
ISBN-10: 1931275343
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy

The Slayer's Guide To Dragons
2003 - The Slayer's Guide to Dragons [Slayers Guide to Dragons] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781903980279
ISBN-10: 1903980275
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Gary Gygax's World Builder Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds
The Slayer's Guide To Undead
2003 - The Slayer's Guide to Undead (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781903980804
ISBN-10: 1903980801
Genre: Humor & Entertainment

2002 - The Canting Crew [Counter Pack Series, 1] (Hardcover)
2000 - Lejend Master's Lore [Lejendary Adventure] (Paperback)
1999 - Saga of Old City [Greyhawk Adventures, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback
1993 - Dangerous Journeys [Roc S.] (Paperback)
1993 - Death in Delhi [Dangerous Journeys, Bk 3] (Paperback)
1993 - Samarkand Solution [Dangerous Journeys, No 2] (Paperback)
1992 - The Necropolis and the Land of Egypt [Dangerous Journeys Ser] (Paperback)
1992 - The Epic of Aerth [Dangerous Journeys Ser] (Paperback)
1992 - Anubis Murders [Dangerous Journeys Mythus 1] (Paperback)
1992 - Mythus [Dangerous Journeys RPG] (Paperback)
1989 - Breakthrough [Fleet Anthology, Bk 3] (Paperback)
1988 - Dance of Demons [Greyhawk: Gord the Rogue, Bk 5] (Paperback)
1988 - Come Endless Darkness [Gord the Rogue, No 4] (Paperback)
1988 - Film at Eleven [Cyborg Commando RPG, Adventure #2] (Paperback)
1987 - Sea of Death [Gord the Rogue] (Paperback)
1986 - Queen of the Spiders [Advanced Dungeons & Dragons/AD&D Supermodule GDQ1-7] (Paperback)
1986 - Scourge of the Slavelords Supermodule A1-4 [Advanced Dungeons and Dragons] (Paperback)
1985 - The Crimson Sea [Sagard the Barbarian Gamebook, No 3] (Paperback)
1985 - The Ice Dragon [Sagard the Barbarian Gamebook, No 1] (Paperback)
1985 - The Green Hydra [Sagard the Barbarian Gamebook No 2] (Paperback)
1985 - Isle of the Ape [Advanced Dungeons Dragons/Greyhawk Module WG6] (Paperback)
1985 - The Temple of Elemental Evil [Advanced Dungeons Dragons, official game adventure] (Paperback)Paperback
1984 - World of Greyhawk [Advanced Dungeons Dragons Boxed Set] (Hardcover)
1982 - The Forgotten Temple of Tharizdun [Advanced Dungeons & Dragons module WG4] (Paperback)
1982 - The Lost Caverns of Tsojcanth [Advanced Dungeons Dragons module S4] (Paperback)
1981 - Against the Giants [Advanced Dungeons Dragons Module G1-2-3] (Paperback)
1981 - Dungeon Masters Screen [Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, 1st Edition] (Paperback)
1981 - Descent Into the Depths of the Earth [Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Module D1-2] (Paperback)
1980 - Queen of Demonweb Pits [Advanced Dungeons & Dragons module Q1] (Paperback)Paperback
1980 - Expedition to the Barrier Peaks [Advanced Dungeons Dragons module S3] (Hardcover)
1980 - Vault of the Drow [Advanced Dungeons Dragons module D3] (Paperback)
1980 - White Plume Mountain [Advanced Dungeons Dragons module S2] (Paperback)
1980 - World of Greyhawk Folio Edition [Advanced Dungeons Dragons] (Paperback)
1979 - Monster Manual [Advanced Dungeons and Dragons] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1979 - The VIllage of Hommlet [Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Module T1] (Paperback)Paperback
1979 - Dungeon Master's Guide [Advanced Dungeons Dragons, First Edition Revised] (Hardcover)
1978 - Players Handbook [Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, 1st Edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1978 - The Glacial Rift of the Frost Giant Jarl [Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Module G2] (Paperback)
1978 - Player's Handbook [Advanced Dungeons Dragons, 1st edition revised] (Hardcover)Hardcover
1978 - Hall of the Fire Giant King [Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Module G3 - Dungeons & dragons dungeon module] (Other)
Hidden Shrine of Tamoachan [Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Module C1] (Paperback)Paperback
Legion of Gold [Gamma World Module GW1] (Paperback)
The Fire Demon [Hero's Challenge: Sagard, the Barbarian Gamebook, No 4] (Paperback)Paperback
Dungeon Masters Guide [Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, 1st edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
Unearthed Arcana [Advanced Dungeons & Dragons, 1st edition] (Hardcover)
Realms of Horror [Advanced Dungeons and Dragons Module S1-4] (Paperback)
Descent Into the Depths of the Earth Dungeon Module D1 [First of 3 Modules - Advanced Dungeons & Dragons] (Paperback)
Expedition to the Barrier Peaks Dungeon Module S3 [AD& D Adventure for Character Levels 8-12] (Paperback)
Mythus Magick [Dangerous Journeys] (Paperback)
Mythus Prime [Dangerous Journeys] (Paperback)