Gary Gygax

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Birthday
27, 1938
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Mar 4, 2008 (69)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
27, 1938
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Mar 4, 2008 (69)

About

Famous as a co-creator of the popular Dungeons & Dragons role-playing fantasy game and as a co-founder of the International Federation of Wargamers, he is also known for his writing work for Troll Lord Games and for his contributions to the games Dangerous Journeys; Lejendary Adventure; and Castles & Crusades.

Before Fame

Born to Almina Burdick and Swiss professional violinist Ernst Gygax, he spent his childhood in Chicago, Illinois and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

Trivia

A novelist and voice actor as well as a game designer, he penned the books Death in Delhi and The Anubis Murders and voiced characters in episodes of Futurama and Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach.

Family Life

His first marriage, to Mary Jo Powell, lasted from 1958 until 1983 and produced five children. With his second wife, Gail Carpenter, he had a sixth child.

Associated With

He and Dave Arneson co-created the popular Dungeons & Dragons game.