10 Things You Didn't Know About The Creation Of Dungeons & Dragons

By Jacob Shelton
dungeons and dragons art from 1974

In 1974, wizard Gary Gygax brought Dungeons & Dragons to the masses, and role-playing games have been a massive phenomenon in the decades since. Gygax (and his TSR partner Dave Arneson) created a world of kobolds, beholders, mind flayers, owlbears, driders and other fearsome monsters. But Gygax's story is a quest in itself, with twists, turns, and a snooping wife who thought her man was running around behind her back when he was really just playing with dice.