Empire of Imagination

Empire of Imagination

Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons

Book - 2015
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This comprehensive biography of geek and gaming icon Gary Gygax chronicles his life from his childhood in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, to his creation of the role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons to his untimely death in 2008.
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing, Plc.,, 2015
ISBN: 9781632862792
Branch Call Number: BIO GYGAX
Characteristics: xiv, 302 pages ; 25 cm


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Apr 01, 2018

This biography contains plenty of interesting details about TSR's magical rise to fame and meteoric fall. Note: I skipped the highly annoyingly geeky mock game-play introductions to each chapter, and you probably should too. I don't usually comment on book covers; however, this book's cover is simply ingenious: it's an obvious riff on the original Unearthed Arcana cover but instead of an aged wizard in his cramped lair, we see an aged Gary Gygax hunched over his trusty typewriter.

May 14, 2016

I enjoyed reading this work. It is an interesting and fitting biography of the creator of D&D.


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