Here, for the first time, is a comprehensive biography of the mythic icon among geek and gaming culture, Gary Gygax--and the complete story behind the invention of Dungeons & Dragons.
Michael Witwer is an author, lifelong gamer and gaming enthusiast. He holds a master's degree from the University of Chicago, where Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons first emerged as the subject of his thesis. He is also a film and theater actor and is the brother of Emmy-nominated actor Sam Witwer. He is married to Kalysta Harmon Witwer, with whom he has two children, Vivienne and William. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.