Dungeons And Dragons To Celebrate 40th Anniversary

gary_gygaxIn 1974 the world of fantasy lovers changed forever thanks to Gary Gygax and a role-playing game he created called Dungeons & Dragons. 40 years later, Wizards of the Coast is preparing to celebrate the anniversary with two memorials to the “Father of Roleplaying Games”.

Working in conjunction with the Gygax Memorial Fund, a memorial statue will be raised in Gygax’s home town of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.

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.

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  • Player’s Handbook
  • Dungeon Master’s Guide
  • Monster Manual

A portion of the proceeds from the sales of these monumental books was set aside as a donation to the Gygax Memorial Fund, in addition to a sizeable contribution from Wizards of the Coast to help further the development of the memorial.

You can get more information on the Gygax Memorial at this website.

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