(W) David Kushner (A/CA) Koren Shadmi
Rise of the Dungeon Master
tells, in graphic form, the story of Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons
, one of the most influential games ever made. Like the game itself, the narrative casts the reader into the adventure from a first person point of view, taking on the roles of the different characters in the story. Gygax, an imaginative misfit, escaped into a virtual world based on science fiction novels, military history and strategic games like chess. In the mid-1970s, he co-created the wildly popular Dungeons & Dragons
game, determining the rules and inventing the signature 20-sided dice. Starting out in the basement of his home, he was soon struggling to keep up with the demand. Before long, D&D
conventions were set up around the country and the game inspired everything from movies to the first video games. With D&D
, Gygax created the kind of role playing fantasy that would fuel the multibillion dollar video game industry, and become a foundation of contemporary geek culture.
In Shops: May 17, 2017