Of Dice and Men — The Story of Dungeons & Dragons (Now In Paperback!)

I’m continuing to enjoy my weekly D&D session every Wednesday night, and I’m just amazed at the number of new players I keep meeting at each gathering. We’ve got a 13 year old who is having an absolute blast and asking all sorts of good questions, including questions about previous versions and the “old days” of D&D. Makes me smile.

This Wednesday I’m planning on handing that young player a copy of David M. Ewalt’s Of Dice and Men, an excellent personal account of Ewalt’s experiences, both past and present, with D&D. The book has just been released in paperback, so if you’ve not read it yet, you really need to go and grab a copy.

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A Little History With Your D&D?

Dungeons & Dragons is back in the news, what with it being 40 years old (Happy Birthday, D&D!) and the release of the new Starter Set. Hopefully this means lots and lots of new players and new fans. There’s a lot of history when it comes to D&D, however, and anyone discovering it for the first time might also be interested in its history.

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Of Dice and Men — The Story of Dungeons & Dragons: A Review

David M. Ewalt has a great D&D story to tell. More than one, actually. But it’s not just personal stories that he’s written about in his upcoming book, Of Dice and Men — he’s telling the story of D&D, the people who made it, and the people who play it. And just for grins, he’s also chosen to tackle one of the most difficult tasks around when it comes to D&D… explaining it to those who are completely unfamiliar with the mother of all fantasy role playing games.

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