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Ralph Williams, almost always referred to as Skip Williams, is an American game designer. He is probably best known today as co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons 3rd Edition and as the longtime author of Dragon Magazine's column "Sage Advice," a position he recently vacated (Andy Collins now writes the column). Williams' professional involvement in the industry goes back to the first edition AD&D game and even beyond; Williams is credited in the preface to the 1978 Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Player's Handbook among many other works. When TSR, Inc. was purchased by Wizards of the Coast, he moved from Wisconsin to Washington and worked on the 3rd Edition design team. Though he was laid off 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.
- Michael G. Ryan (October 2000). “ProFiles: Skip Williams”. In Dave Gross ed. Dragon #276 (Wizards of the Coast), p. 12.