Gary Gygax, the co-creator of D&D, has a legacy that’s touched us all. It hasn’t been straightforward for his family, though. One of his sons has just filed a second Will from his father, bringing the family to court.
In 2016, Luke and Ernie Gygax, two of Gary’s three sons, withdrew their support of the Gygax Magazine after a trademark dispute, and it had to close. In other words; someone else objected to the use of the name Gygax.
In 2018, Gail Gygax, Gary’s widow, was sued by a movie producer for breach of contract. Gail Gygax laid into Luke Gygax in her social media posts about the situation.
The family is in disagreement with significantly different views on how to manage Gary’s legacy.
Now it seems, on the date that Gary Con was supposed to be running (another COVID cancellation) that Luke Gygax filed a second Gary Gygax Will at a Wisconsin Circuit Court.
The family appeared via phone.
Gary Gygax’s “other Will” may replace the one Gail has been using to date. There’s a legal battle brewing for control of the Gygax legacy.
Tenkar’s Tavern found these court papers, having recieved a tip off from a reader.
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