Friday, December 30, 2011

The Escapist's Musings on The Past, Present and Future of Dungeons and Dragons

Those of you into gaming may well be aware of The Escapist online magazine, which profiles nerddom in all its stripes and obsessions.  A rather comprehensive end-of-the-year review of the history and trajectory of Dungeons and Dragons was just released.  Links to the Dickensian Past, Present and Future installments are here:


The interviews and much of the analysis is quite good, although I think there are some broad strokes with the knowledge base (assumptions about the reader's knowledge of certain game designers, primarily) and market influences (a bit more emphasis is placed on the Open Gaming License than I think a retrospective of all editions merited).  Still well worth the read. 

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