0levelinhuman:

If this is good it could be very good indeed…

Originally posted on Larval Subjects .:

I’ve officially gone full nerd:

This volume will convince readers that the swift ascent of the tabletop role-playing game Dungeons and Dragons to worldwide popularity in the 1970s and 1980s is “the most exciting event in popular culture since the invention of the motion picture.”

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Dungeons and Dragons and Philosophy presents twenty-one chapters by different writers, all D&D aficionados but with starkly different insights and points of view. It will be appreciated by thoughtful fans of the game, including both those in their thirties, forties, and fifties who have rediscovered the pastime they loved as teenagers and the new teenage and college-student D&D players who have grown up with gaming via computer and console games and are now turning to D&D as a richer, fuller gaming experience.

The book is divided into three parts. The first, “Heroic Tier: The Ethical Dungeon-Crawler,” explores what D&D has to teach us…

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  • ExpatPaul

    That looks fantastic.

    On a related note, I read Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Philosophy a few years ago. If memory serves me correctly, it was very interesting initially but by the end of it I started to feel that they’d struggled to find a full roster of writers.

    • 0levelinhuman

      Yeah, I think this could be a problem with this kind of project… I notice there’s a PKD title in the series which took my fancy.

  • Mark Miller

    Writers can get job experience by working for high school and college newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, advertising and publishing companies, or not-for-profit organizations. College theater and music programs offer playwrights and songwriters an opportunity to have their work performed. Many magazines and newspapers also have internships for students. Interns may write stories, conduct research and interviews, and gain general publishing experience.

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