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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: D&D's Gary Gygax Plaque

E. Gary Gygax lived and died and invented Dungeons and Dragons in Lake Geneva.

812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, WI
The tablet is flush with the ground, in the paved plaza between the Riviera Ballroom and the fountain in front of it. Downtown, on the shore of Lake Geneva, at the corner of Wrigley Drive and Broad St.
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Gygax Memorial Plaque

The Gygax plaque itself has an error! Gygax and Arneson co-created the Dungeons and Dragons game... but the plaque gives Gygax all the credit.

[Jake Franklin, 08/13/2019]

Lake Geneva was E. Gary Gygax's hometown, so perhaps it can be forgiven for celebrating its local hero. Better him than Andy Gump.

D&D's Gary Gygax plaque.

D&D's Gary Gygax Plaque

Be aware that parking is very strictly enforced in this area. The meter didn't start until 9 am, and the attendant was waiting at 8:56. Also, the adjacent beach charges admission. The stone is between the fountain and the building, facing the building.

[Kitsa, 06/11/2017]
Tablet Honoring E. Gary Gygax

In front of the Riviera building near the lakefront is a fountain. In front of the fountain, amidst the bricks with names of donors, is a larger brick honoring E. Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons and Dragons.

[Rob Southgate, 08/24/2016]

Gary lived and died in Lake Geneva, and it's where he invented the game Dungeons and Dragons.

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Andy Gump StatueAndy Gump Statue, Lake Geneva, WI - < 1 mi.
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In the region:
Easy Chair Grave, Geneva, IL - 48 mi.

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