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David M. Ewalt

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David M. Ewalt is an award-winning journalist, author and speaker. He is an authority on the intersection of games and technology.

His most recent book, Defying Reality: The Inside Story of the Virtual Reality Revolution, is an exploration of the history, development and future of the emerging technology. His first book, Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who Play It, was chosen as one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon.com and by Hudson Booksellers.

He currently works as special projects editor for Reuters, and writes for a wide range of major media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, New York magazine, and The Boston Globe. He previously served as a senior editor at Forbes magazine, where he co-authored
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“Every rule, every chart, every geeky statistic in a game book or module feeds into this impulse. All those details allow us to take apart existence, look at the individual parts, figure out how they work, and put them back together. Some people relieve stress by getting drunk or high and losing control; nerds find comfort by taking control and applying structure. Logic is like a warm blanket.”
David M. Ewalt, Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and the People Who Play It

“This is indeed only a game, but it is a game of life and death!” the Reverend John Hollidge of Gold Hill Baptist Church in Buckinghamshire said in a letter to parents.”
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“You won’t often find a party consisting entirely of bards, and not just because it would be the most annoying group ever.”
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