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Fantasy freaks and gaming geeks : an epic quest for reality among role players, online gamers, and other dwellers of imaginary realms

Author: Ethan Gilsdorf
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2009.
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A blend of travelogue, pop culture analysis, and memoir, former Dungeons and Dragons addict Ethan Gilsdorf tells of the quest that began in his geeky teenage past and ends in the online gaming future.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ethan Gilsdorf
ISBN: 9781599214801 1599214806
OCLC Number: 317451226
Description: xv, 319 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: The Momster --
I was a teenage magic-user --
The quest begins --
On the Tolkein trail --
Into the dungeon again --
The fount whence fantasy games flowed --
The monk went down to Georgia --
Geeks in love --
To work here, you have to forget --
The weapon we have is love --
In the beer line with the king --
I'll only go to Level 10 --
An outlet for souls who could not rest --
You have to become the con --
There, or nowhere, and back again --
Get off the road --
Being a hero ain't what it used to be --
Afterword: Saving throws --
Glossary of terms and abbreviations.
Responsibility: Ethan Gilsdorf.
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A blend of travelogue, pop culture analysis, and memoir, former Dungeons and Dragons addict Ethan Gilsdorf tells of the quest that began in his geeky teenage past and ends in the online gaming future.

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