(W) David M Ewalt
Even if you've never played Dungeons & Dragons
, you probably know someone who has: the game has had a profound influence on our culture, and 2024 marks the intriguing role-playing phenomenon's 50th anniversary. In Of Dice and Men
, David Ewalt describes the development of Dungeons & Dragons
from the game's origins on the battlefields of ancient Europe through the hysteria that linked it to satanic rituals and teen suicides to its apotheosis as father of the modern video-game industry. As he chronicles the surprising history of the game's origins (a history largely unknown even to hardcore players) and examines D&D
's lasting impact, Ewalt weaves together an an enticing blend of history, journalism, narrative, and memoir.
In Shops: Mar 13, 2024