Ernest Gary Gygax is one of the co-creators of Dungeons and Dragons.
Gary Gygax, who died on March 4, 2008, was a very active member of the roleplaying community. He was one of the co-creators of the Dungeons and Dragons roleplaying game (Dave Arneson was the other) and hosted roleplaying tournaments until a few months before his death. He is often credited as being the "father" of roleplaying games, by both hobbyists and historians alike.
Occasionally referred to as Jary Jyjax due to his authorship of the RPG Lejendary Journeys but the joke, like the game, is fairly niche.
Game and Story Use
- He's technically a part of every game in some way
- He could be a muse to characters in some way?
- Occasionally appears as an easter-egg in various RPG scenarios such as "a statue of a stocky, balding man with a beard and some kind of frames around his eyes, dress in clothing of an unfamiliar style. Something tells you that this statue is older than anything else in the dungeon".