How many times I have responded to complaints about the dangers of Dungeons and Dragons with a smug superiority. Those silly people that give so much power to a game. And I still think that’s basically right (same with Pokemon and a host of other cultural phenomena). But still, this article, Monstrous Futures: Dungeons & Dragons, Harbinger of the “None” Generation Turns 40, at least made me think there might have been a kernel of truth buried underneath hyperbole. Though I do think it is possible that an opposite bias of the author has created a similar interpretation. Anyway, it was interesting.
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