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    NY Times doc features my 1981 D&D gang

    This The New York Times documentary about D&D and the "Satanic Panic" features two tiny clips from a Super 8 movie I filmed of my old D&D group back in 1981. You'll see us at minute 00:20 and at minute 08:25. Yes, we were (as their expert says over a clip of my old gang rolling dice and goofing off) “the kind of kids and young people who didn’t go to dances or date on the weekends." But we rocked it. Also featuring npted writers Junot Díaz and Cory Doctorow, talking about how D&D was instrumental to their careers, former D&D editor Tim Kask, and private investigator William Dear, who investigated the famous disappearance of James Dallas Egbert III, supposedly caused by D&D.



    200 People Singing Happy 40th Birthday Dungeons & Dragons

    D&D turned 40 this year. To honor that, at PAX East 2014 (in Boston), I was part of a panel called "Why D&D Is Still Awesome: A 40th Anniversary Dungeons & Dragons Tribute."

    But that didn't seem enough. I tried (and failed) to make a giant 40-sided die birthday cake. Instead, I lead the 200+ person crowd in a rousing "Happy Birthday to Dungeons & Dragons" singalong.

    With David Ewalt, author of Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who Play It and and Jon Peterson, author of Playing at the World: A History of Simulating Wars, People and Fantastic Adventures, from Chess to Role-Playing Games.




    How Dungeons & Dragons and Fantasy Prepare You for Law & Life

    How is a lawyer like a wizard? How does a courtroom resemble an epic battle? How is a casebook like the Dungeon Master's Guide?

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    D&D Celebration at Pax East

    I am very excited to present the panel "Why D&D Is Still Awesome: A 40th Anniversary Dungeons & Dragons Tribute" at Pax East in Boston with David Ewalt and Jon Peterson on Sat April 12.

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    As Dungeons & Dragons Turns 40, Celebrating Its Ability To Unleash Unbridled Creativity


    D&D on the BBC

    My D&D world tour continues in the UK. I was fortunate to be interviewed by the BBC's Radio 5 "Up All Night" host Adam Rosser with authors Mark Barrowcliffe (The Elfish Gene) and Jim Swallow (author of numerous Star Trek, Doctor Who books).

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    Five Amazing TV Moments from D&D History

    A look back at Five Amazing TV Moments from D&D History.

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    At 40 Years Old, Dungeons & Dragons Still Matters

    Tired of all this press about D&D? I hope not.

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    D&D 40th anniversary: Media doubleshot! 

    D&D 40th anniversary media week continues! I appeared on WGBH twice this week to talk about the importance and impact of Dungeons & Dragons. Once on radio, once on TV.

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    D&D Essay hits 18K Likes, a top read on Salon

    I'm not one to blown my own horn *too* loudly, but I'm pretty excited that my essay "All I needed to know about life I learned from “Dungeons & Dragons" that appeared on last week, has now topped 18,000 likes on Facebook.

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