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"I foresee online gaming changing when there are good audio-visual links connecting the participants, thus approximating play in a face-to-face group." -- 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)