Gary Gygax Archive

  • The Great Kingdom documentary is the first true-life story, from the family’s perspective, of the creators of Dungeons & Dragons. It is a heart-wrenching adventure of the rise and fall of Gary Gygax, Dave Arneson and the people behind the creation of the epic role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons. 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons. Not only does D&D still thrive today, but it has deep roots in current online social media like Facebook and the multi-billion dollar video game industry. Chris Haifley, Andrew Pascal, and James Sprattley began filming The Great Kingdom a year ago from private funding, mostly friends and family. The film is 70% finished. In order to complete the film they have posted a […]

    A Dungeons & Dragons documentary about the people behind the scenes

    The Great Kingdom documentary is the first true-life story, from the family’s perspective, of the creators of Dungeons & Dragons. It is a heart-wrenching adventure of the rise and fall of Gary Gygax, Dave Arneson and the people behind the creation of the epic role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons. 2014 marks the 40th anniversary of Dungeons & Dragons. Not only does D&D still thrive today, but it has deep roots in current online social media like Facebook and the multi-billion dollar video game industry. Chris Haifley, Andrew Pascal, and James Sprattley began filming The Great Kingdom a year ago from private funding, mostly friends and family. The film is 70% finished. In order to complete the film they have posted a […]

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  • In 1974, the world changed forever when Gary Gygax introduced the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. The legacy of his innovative ideas continues to influence games to this day, forty years later. As Wizards of the Coast prepares to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the brand in 2014, the “Father of Roleplaying Games” will be honored with a memorial statue in his hometown of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin via a partnership between Wizards of the Coast and the Gygax Memorial Fund. To further honor the memory and work of Gygax, Wizards of the Coast created limited edition premium-covered reprints of his original three Dungeons & Dragons tomes that were released over the course of the last year. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of these monumental books […]

    Gygax Memorial Honors the “Father of RPGs”

    In 1974, the world changed forever when Gary Gygax introduced the Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game. The legacy of his innovative ideas continues to influence games to this day, forty years later. As Wizards of the Coast prepares to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the brand in 2014, the “Father of Roleplaying Games” will be honored with a memorial statue in his hometown of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin via a partnership between Wizards of the Coast and the Gygax Memorial Fund. To further honor the memory and work of Gygax, Wizards of the Coast created limited edition premium-covered reprints of his original three Dungeons & Dragons tomes that were released over the course of the last year. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of these monumental books […]

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  • Wrapped in this gorgeous tome are four of the most classic, iconic dungeons ever created for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.  If you’re an old school gamer like me, Dungeons of Dread summons back a flood of great memories.  Three of the adventures were written by none other than Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax, the third written by Lawrence Schick and one of my personal favorites. This is your chance to get the band back together and replay these classics, or if you’re a new school gamer, your chance to enjoy a little taste of the world from where us gray-haired wizards of old hail! Dungeons of Dread is a hardcover collection of four classic, stand-alone Advanced Dungeons & Dragons […]

    Dungeons of Dread

    Wrapped in this gorgeous tome are four of the most classic, iconic dungeons ever created for Advanced Dungeons & Dragons.  If you’re an old school gamer like me, Dungeons of Dread summons back a flood of great memories.  Three of the adventures were written by none other than Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax, the third written by Lawrence Schick and one of my personal favorites. This is your chance to get the band back together and replay these classics, or if you’re a new school gamer, your chance to enjoy a little taste of the world from where us gray-haired wizards of old hail! Dungeons of Dread is a hardcover collection of four classic, stand-alone Advanced Dungeons & Dragons […]

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  • On a cold November evening in 1976, in the basement of the downtown library, I met my watery end. My flagship was spotted, attacked and sunk carrying all hands down to their doom. Sighing, I rose from the carpeted floor and congratulated my opponent, handing back to him the tape measure and the little ship figures. I was out of the battle, and now adrift within the meeting of my high school’s War-game Club. So what to do now? It was only 7 pm and my Mom would not be coming to pick me up for another hour, at least. All the other club members were happily engaged in their respective Avalon Hill pursuits leaving me odd man out. Walking around the tables I noticed that there was […]

    Discovering Dungeons & Dragons

    On a cold November evening in 1976, in the basement of the downtown library, I met my watery end. My flagship was spotted, attacked and sunk carrying all hands down to their doom. Sighing, I rose from the carpeted floor and congratulated my opponent, handing back to him the tape measure and the little ship figures. I was out of the battle, and now adrift within the meeting of my high school’s War-game Club. So what to do now? It was only 7 pm and my Mom would not be coming to pick me up for another hour, at least. All the other club members were happily engaged in their respective Avalon Hill pursuits leaving me odd man out. Walking around the tables I noticed that there was […]

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