Last show we talked about the next generation of role-playing gamers. In this episode, Luke Gygax talks about Dungeons & Dragons, the history of the game and where he thinks role-playing games are headed in the future.
We discuss everything from the origins of the idea of a role-playing game in the late 1960s to the evolution of what it has become today. That and so much more. It is one thing to know the basic history behind role-playing games. It is entirely something else to get the names, dates, and anecdotes straight from the source.
We crammed everything we could into this 90 minute interview, so enjoy!
Sit back and enjoy an awesome ride with Luke Gygax as we talk EVERYTHING Dungeons & Dragons!
Luke Gygax is the son of Dungeons & Dragons co-creator Gary Gygax and literally grew up at the gaming table with the designers that founded the industry. He has authored several role-playing game accessories over his lifetime including Legion of Gold (TSR, Inc), The Blighted Lands series, and Plan B series (Good Omen Productions). He just finished a successful kickstarter for The Lost City of Gaxmoor 5e (Troll Lord Games) which will be delivered in the second quarter of 2020.
Luke is best known for organizing Gary Con, a memorial game convention held in honor of his father. Located in Lake Geneva, WI where D&D was created, Gary Con attracts dozens of Guests and thousands of gamers. From the earliest days of role playing industry to the top designers developing the biggest games today. Luke is active in the Los Angeles gaming community participating in streaming D&D games and interviews, and even hosting his own streaming event every July called Founders & Legends on Twitch.tv/GaryCon.
Luke is a major with 30 years of service in the United States Army and he is currently serving as Deputy Commander for the 224th Sustainment Brigade whose motto is “The Dragonslayers”.