In just 6 weeks, Dungeons & Dreamers will hit the bookstores. You can order a signed copy today (with an eBook), you can wait for the book to hit stores, or you can sign up for our giveaway at Goodreads. We’re giving away 10 copies of the book between February 1 and February 28. All […]
On February 1, we’ll launch a month-long contest on Goodreads. We’re giving away 10 pre-release copies of our book, Dungeons & Dreamers: A story of how computer games created a global community. One of the narrative threads in the book is how the game Dungeons & Dragons influenced game developers for twenty years, and how […]
Still, it’s contribution to the larger story of Congressional dysfunction can’t be undersold. Taken together with books such as Lawrence Lessig’s Republic, Lost (which the authors argue is a well-written critique but ultimately unrealistic in its goal), one can begin to understand the deep, underlying forces that have disrupted traditional governance — at least on a federal level — in the United States.
**UPDATE** I was chatting with Andrew Pascal, who is producing this film, and he clarified a bit about The Great Kingdom. He’d been to my house to shoot footage for Dungeons & Dragons: The Documentary, but that is a different project than The Great Kingdom. So…we weren’t left on the cutting room floor for The […]
In just a few days, Dungeons & Dragons will celebrate its 40 anniversary, which has prompted people across the Web to reflect on what the game meant to them over the years. Obviously, John and I have written a book about the impact of the game on computer game culture, which is one of the […]
The book is a series of essays that deconstruct the concerns people express about technology in general and the Web in specific. It’s divided into four parts — Untangling Me, Untangling Us, Untangling Society, and Untangling the Future — each of which explores individual ideas that you’ve heard people discuss.
The geek world is atwitter as Dungeons & Dragons is turning 40. We are too, but mainly because our book about the game’s impact on the world of computers is turning 11. Just like D&D Next, which reboots the tabletop game, Our Second Edition of Dungeons & Dreamers is more than 25% new, radically re-organized, […]
**Update**W.D Prescott just posted that he just shared the video, and that DKlarations actually compiled it. I blame the Internet for communications, and we still think W.D. is awesome for sharing it.** The video lays out one of the best (and most entertaining) explanations of the game. For years, I’ve tried to explain to people that […]
The new year is upon us, which means we’re just a few weeks away from the book nearing publication. Before we get there, though, I wanted to announce the winners of our storytelling contest. The top 3 will receive a signed, print version of the book (and an eBook), and the 4th and 5th place […]
I think thematically. As each year comes to a close, I spend December sitting with the work of my previous year. I sift through what I’ve created, I look at what I didn’t create, and conceptualize what I want my next year to become. I’ve always been methodical and particular in my thinking, but I’ve become much […]
There’s a great complexity to why Appalachia has ended up in its current economic and cultural states. Economic and political forces pushed against the region without any centralized plan for its development