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    1. If you play today's massively multiplayer online role-playing games — World of Warcraft or Final Fantasy, for example — you have a 1970s tabletop game to thank, says author Michael Witwer. Witwer has just written a biography of Gary Gygax, the co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons. "Even first person shooters like Call of Duty have some of the roots at least in tabletop role-playing games," he tells...

    2. Michael Witwer, who has written a book about game co-creator Gary Gygax, says D&D does something that online games don't: It brings players physically together to participate in group storytelling.

    3. This timeless 2009 feature collects ten seminal JRPGs and another ten important Western RPGs and breaks down why they're important, what they do well, and what you can learn from their designs. ...

    4. Though Dungeons & Dragons is usually seen as a heroic fantasy game, it doesn't have to be that way. Countless worlds have been created to explore.

    5. "You need to own your IP" - Livingstone

      gamesindustry.bizNov 16 11:05 AM

      In giving his opening keynote session at the Montreal International Games Summit this morning, Ian Livingstone began by noting that the more things change, the more they stay the same. But one thing that's never changed has been the Games Workshop co-founder's entrepreneurial spirit.

    6. In the latest episode of 'Geek's Guide to the Galaxy,' author David Mitchell discusses how ridiculous it is for people to write off fantasy and sci-fi. The post Genre Snobbery Is a ‘Bizarre Act of Self-Mutilation’ appeared first on WIRED .

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