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Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks by Ethan Gilsdorf
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Jun 07, 10

bookshelves: gaming, kid-raising
Read in June, 2010

I spent a fair amount of this book trying to see who I could recognize among the author's geek sources. This is what I get living in the same town.

Gilsdorf hits a lot of the fandom sub-cultures, mainly in the medieval fantasy realm in an attempt to decide whether he was right to abandon his high-school D&D-playing self or if he will forever be trapped in a fantasy adolescence. No decision on that, because his hypotheses are based on some majorly false assumptions. He sees some of the assumptions are wrong in at least some of the cases, but he still maintains a touch of the hipster's disdain for geekdom even as he's interested in it.

I guess I just don't really care that much for or about the author as a character. Re-roll the character and try the adventure again.
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Eric Jackson Hey! Great Book. A Trip down memory lane...if I had been a Brit.


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