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(Wired)   "For geeks, about geeks" says author of his weighty tome of arcane historical knowledge about role-playing games   (wired.com) divider line 15
    More: Interesting, Bowling Green State University, intellectual history, primary sources, university library, Gary Gygax, game systems, RPG, feedback loops  
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2012-09-12 07:25:20 AM  
I don't have to read it, Dottie. I lived it.
 
2012-09-12 07:30:30 AM  
Role playing games aren't for geeks, they're for nerds.
 
2012-09-12 07:30:38 AM  
Actually, did the author say that, or the guy who interviewed him?

/not that it really matters... I got the idea.
 
2012-09-12 07:36:52 AM  
I wanted to show these games not as fads or disposable products of pop culture, but instead as a legitimate part of intellectual history, heirs to a tradition that stretches back centuries and involves many great thinkers and innovators.

Translation: I am not a self-marginalized societal drop out that has found manufactured and prophylactic means of satisfying my limited need for the feeling of accomplishment. I am an intellectual.
 
2012-09-12 07:39:38 AM  

The Muthaship: Translation: I am not a self-marginalized societal drop out that has found manufactured and prophylactic means of satisfying my limited need for the feeling of accomplishment. I am an intellectual.


Although anyone who reads the Politics tab might find it hard to believe, those two aren't always mutually exclusive.
 
2012-09-12 08:05:04 AM  
This is one of the few times I wish my wife were a Farker.

My birthday's coming up soon.
 
2012-09-12 08:15:48 AM  

skodabunny: Role playing games aren't for geeks, they're for nerds.


You should try to convince these guys of that.
 
2012-09-12 08:43:20 AM  
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I will just leave this here....Thread seems rather dull.
 
2012-09-12 09:47:55 AM  
Is it called Anorak's Almanac?

/damn well better not be obscure.
 
2012-09-12 11:16:42 AM  

LazarusLong42: Is it called Anorak's Almanac?

/damn well better not be obscure.


What are you, a Sux0r? Nothing is obscure to the gunters on Fark.
 
2012-09-12 11:24:53 AM  
If it's supposed to be "for geeks", why is Venture (1981) labeled as "1975"?

If you are claiming to be dismissing various "myths of RPG creation" you might want be a bit more careful about such obvious facts.
 
2012-09-12 12:02:04 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: If it's supposed to be "for geeks", why is Venture (1981) labeled as "1975"?

If you are claiming to be dismissing various "myths of RPG creation" you might want be a bit more careful about such obvious facts.




Better check your facts, son.
 
2012-09-12 12:02:19 PM  

yet_another_wumpus: If it's supposed to be "for geeks", why is Venture (1981) labeled as "1975"?

If you are claiming to be dismissing various "myths of RPG creation" you might want be a bit more careful about such obvious facts.


Maybe they confused it with Adventure? That was 1975-ish.
 
2012-09-12 02:56:36 PM  
Off to Amazon....
 
2012-09-13 06:22:27 AM  
Oooooh....just put in a purchase request through the library where I work.

It's an academic study...we're a university library...it makes sense to me.
 
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