• Born date: 1938-07-27
  • Born in: Chicago
  • Death date: 2008-03-04
  • Death in: Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Gary Gygax

Ernest Gary Gygax (/ˈɡaɪɡæks/ GY-gaks; July 27, 1938 – March 4, 2008) 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 has been described as the father of D&D.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.

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