role playing

Why Dungeons & Dragons Matters

40 years of using your imagination. {.subtitle} Ethan Gilsdorf has a fantastic essay up on Boing Boing: At 40 Years Old, Dungeons & Dragons Still Matters. As the original Dungeons & Dragons turns 40 this year, I’m guessing we’ll see many great tributes to the grandaddy of all role playing games, and Mr. Gilsdorf’s essay really resonated with me. Along the way, D&Ders like me learned about stuff. We discussed hit dice and saving throws, ballistas and halberds.