Anne Gray McCready

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Born Anne C. Gray
(1960-07-07) July 7, 1960 (age 57)
Williams Bay, Wisconsin, United States
Occupation Game designer, editor
Nationality United States
Genre Role-playing games
Spouse Benjamin McCready (1985-)

Anne C. Gray McCready (born July 7, 1960, in Williams Bay, Wisconsin)[1] is a game designer and editor who has worked on a number of products for the Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game from TSR.

Early history[edit]

Anne Gray grew up in Williams Bay, Wisconsin, and went to the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater majoring in biology, switching to marketing after a year, and switching to English the following year, earning her B.A. in English in 1982. "My first job after college was working at a printing company, where I keylined ads, business cards, and menus, and got interested in graphic design."[1]


Gray then "applied for a nice, normal job at TSR, as an Administrative Assistant with TSR's International Division, but I didn't get it. I did keep in touch with the company, and later that year I got another interview for a job as a Copy Editor. . . and I was hired."[1] Although Gray was not yet familiar with the Dungeons & Dragons game at the time, she said "My first real assignment as a Copy Editor was to edit the revised edition of the D&D Basic Set. I swear, I hardly knew what the D&D game was about. . . . and before I knew it, I was stuck with the job of editing boxed set after boxed set."[1] Gray was promoted to full editor after a year, and handled the D&D line and other projects. Gray met Ben McCready just after Christmas 1984, and they were married the week before Gen Con 1985.[1]


Anne Gray McCready worked as an editor on several Dungeons & Dragons game products from 1984-1986. She also did design and author work on modules such as Mystery of the Snow Pearls and Red Sonja Unconquered.[1] Her editing work includes products from the Greyhawk, Ravenloft, Dragonlance, Forgotten Realms, and Birthright product lines.


  1. ^ a b c d e f "TSR Profiles". Dragon. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: TSR, Inc. (#111): 64. July 1986. 

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