And so it goes

The first arcade review will be up within the week.

Meanwhile, let’s all doff our +2 Helms for Gary Gygax. He created a fantasy world that sustained many of us through the darkest years of our adolescence.

Rather than reading yet another eulogy, you should just revisit Paul La Farge’s excellent piece on Gygax and D&D in The Believer:

Here I am tempted to advance a wild argument. It goes like this: in a society that conditions people to compete, and rewards those who compete successfully, Dungeons & Dragons is countercultural; its project, when you think about it in these terms, is almost utopian. Show people how to have a good time, a mind-blowing, life-changing, all-night-long good time, by cooperating with each other! And perhaps D&D is socially unacceptable because it encourages its players to drop out of the world of competition, in which the popular people win, and to tune in to another world, where things work differently, and everyone wins (or dies) together.


5 Responses to “And so it goes”

  1. Review within the week, eh? You, sir, are a lazy sack of crap. Of CRAP!

    p.s. bye bye Gygax. Your game is awesome.

  2. Man, now it’s TWO weeks!

  3. alright alright alright fine

    in between constant home shopping / livelihood shopping and various other crisis i have been a terrible terrible blogger. and i also am a lazy, lying sack of crap. you will have your precious article tonight, bastids.

  4. Ryan Williams Says:

    Almost . . . a month . . . later . . .

  5. beetqueen Says:

    You should update this thing sometime.

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