Gary Gygax 1938-2008

Gary had a favorite Bible verse:

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works
and give glory to your Father who is in heaven." - Matthew 5:16

We lost Gary on March 4, 2008. It seems like so very long ago. Not a day goes by that I do not think of him. In many ways he was the reason for Troll Lord Games, the purpose. I take great pride in our accomplishments, and responsibility for our failings. But through it all, Gary and I remained friends.

I'm slowly trying to put together a history of Gary and TLG. His legacy here is an echo of that which he left us all. We don't have much in the way of pictures. Gary, Davis and I were never big picture takers. But a few have come down and more I hope shall surface (if you have any we would much appreciate them). We do have volumes of emails exchanged between Gary and I, some dating back to 2001. We hope over time to compile and organize these.

Gary & TLG
ICv2 picks up on the Canting Crew announcement, 2001. D&D Creator to Pen d20 Sourcebooks

In Memoriam
Fans and friends paying respect
Memorial Article that appeared in Crusader Issue #8
Gary Gygax's Obituary (TLG)

"Never mind scholarly text and tomes! Let's make up games about warfare, political intrigue, and national expansion. :) " ~In an email from Gary Gygax to Steve Chenault, May 23, 2001

Gary Gygax's TLG Publications
Troll Lord Games served as Gary Gygax's Primary pubisher from 2001-2008. Here is a list of his publications.

  • Search for a Lost City (appered in the Codex of Erde)
  • Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds Vol. 1 The Canting Crew
  • Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds Vol. 2 World Builder (with Dan Cross)
  • Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds Vol. 3 Living Fantasy
  • Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds Vol. 4 The Extraordinary Book of Names (Editorial)
  • Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds Vol. 5 Insidae (Editorial)
  • Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds Vol. 6 Nation Builder (Editorial)
  • Gygaxian Fantasy Worlds Vol. 7 Cosmos Builder (Editorial)
  • The Hermit
  • The Hall of Many Panes
  • Legendary Adventures Essentials
  • Legendary Adventures More Beasts of Legend
  • Legendary Adventures Living the Legend
  • Castle Zagyg Yggsburgh
  • Castle Zagyg Eastmark Setting Folio
  • Castle Zagyg TownHalls (contributed)
  • Castle Zagyg Moatgate (contributed)
  • Castle Zagyg Storehouse (contributed)
  • Castle Zagyg East Corner (contributor)
  • Castle Zagyg Upper Works
  • Gord the Rogue

Crusader Magazine Contributions

  • Crusader #2, How it all Happened
  • Crusader #2, How it all Happened
  • Crusader #3, How it all Happened
  • Crusader #4, How it all Happened
  • Crusader #5, How it all Happened
  • Crusader #6, How it all Happened
  • Crusader #7, How it all Happened
  • Crusader #8, How it all Happened
  • Crusader #9, How it all Happened
  • Crusader #10, How it all Happened
  • Crusader #11, How it all Happened
  • Crusader #12, How it all Happened
  • Crusader #13, How it all Happened

List of Gary Gygax's Publications This link takes you to a brief bio and a list of publications. Gygax Publications