Thursday, March 06, 2008

Tying Geek Culture to Pop Culture

Slate published a very nice obituary on Gary Gygax today. I especially liked this bit:
He grew unhappy with later versions of D&D, declaring them "rule intensive" and more focused on singular achievements than group cooperation. Perhaps his purist belief in an anything-goes fantasy world became out of fashion in the greedy 1980s and disaffected 1990s. For whatever reason, people grew more interested in turning their characters into godlike beings and got less focused on the intricacies of team play. (Sort of like the NBA.)

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