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Empire of Imagination by Michael Witwer
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it was amazing
bookshelves: kindle, net-galley, 2015

This is a fantastic book that tells the story of E. Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons and Dragons and by extension the entire role playing genre. The biography is extremely well researched through extensive interviews with Gygax's family and coworkers. In places dialogue is constructed based upon interviewer's recollections and Gygax's writings but in all such cases the areas of extrapolation are clearly identified in the copious notes provided. If like me you grew up playing the game or if you play most any of today's modern video or role playing games you should take a look at this book and see where it all began.

I was provided an eArc through NetGalley in exchange for this review.
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Reading Progress

June 19, 2015 – Started Reading
June 19, 2015 – Shelved
June 19, 2015 – Shelved as: kindle
June 19, 2015 –
25.0%
June 19, 2015 – Shelved as: net-galley
June 25, 2015 –
57.0%
June 26, 2015 – Shelved as: 2015
June 26, 2015 – Finished Reading

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