Review of “The Hoard of the Gibbelins” (1912)
Lord Dunsany (writer).
Ridiculous, violent, grim, and full of treasure and 19th-century “medieval” fairy story tropes. Among the authors Gary Gygax mentions in the appendices to AD&D, Lord Dunsany—this story in particular—has a relatively clear relationship with Gygax’s TRPG.
References here: Fantasy with and without consistency.