|First Greyhawk work|
Ralph Williams, almost always referred to as Skip Williams, is an American game designer. He is married to Penny Williams, who is also involved with the games industry. He is best known as co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition and as the longtime author of Dragon magazine's "Sage Advice" column (Andy Collins now writes the column).
Williams's professional involvement in the industry goes back to the first edition AD&D game. He is thanked in the preface to the 1978 Player's Handbook. When TSR was purchased by Wizards of the Coast, he moved from Wisconsin to Washington to work on the 3rd Edition design team. Although he was released from Wizards of the Coast in 2002, he continues to produce D&D and d20 material on a freelance basis. His most recent publications include Cry Havoc!, published by Monte Cook's Malhavoc Press, and Races of the Wild from Wizards of the Coast.
- Boucher, Grant, and William W. Connors, Steve Gilbert, Bruce Nesmith, Chris Mortika, and Skip Williams. Monstrous Compendium: Greyhawk Adventures Appendix. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1990.
- Collins, David, and Skip Williams. Gargoyle. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1989.
- Rabe, Jean, and Skip Williams. Child's Play. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1989.
- Williams, Skip. Axe of the Dwarvish Lords. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 1999.
- -----. "Bahamut and Tiamat." Dragon #272. Renton, WA: Wizards of the Coast, 2000.
- -----. "A History of the Rod of Seven Parts." Dragon #224. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1995.
- -----. The Rod of Seven Parts. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1996.
- Williams, Skip, and David C. Sutherland III. "Beyond the Flanaess." Dragon Annual #1. Lake Geneva, WI: TSR, 1996.