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Empire of Imagination
Author: Michael Witwer

ISBN: 9781632863812
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 21 October 2015
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.6
Description:
Here, for the first time, is a comprehensive biography of the mythic icon among geek and gaming culture, Gary Gygax-and the complete story behind the invention of Dungeons & Dragons.

The life story of Gary Gygax, godfather of all fantasy adventure games, has been told only in bits and pieces. Michael Witwer has written a dynamic, dramatized biography of Gygax from his childhood in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin to his untimely death in 2008.

Gygax's magnum opus, Dungeons & Dragons, would explode in popularity throughout the 1970s and '80s and irreversibly alter the world of gaming. D&D is the best-known, best-selling role-playing game of all time, and it boasts an elite class of alumni-- Stephen Colbert, Robin Williams, and Junot Diaz all have spoken openly about their experience with the game as teenagers, and some credit it as the workshop where their nascent imaginations were fostered.

Gygax's involvement in the industry lasted long after his dramatic and involuntary departure from D&D's parent company, TSR, and his footprint can be seen in the genre he is largely responsible for crea...

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