Author: Kyle Newman & Jon Peterson & Michael Witwer
Street Date: October 27, 2020
Item Number (DPCI): 247-39-9708
Dungeons & Dragons launched the great tradition of roleplaying games in 1974 with an unprecedented mix of adventure and strategy, dice-rolling, and storytelling. Wizards of the Coast continues to honor that tradition, bringing to market a diverse range of D&D game and entertainment experiences and influencing numerous writers, directors, and game designers by tapping into an innate human need to gather with friends and tell an exciting story together.
Kyle Newman is a writer/director whose directorial work includes Fanboys, written by Ernest Cline; Barely Lethal; and the music video for Taylor Swift's "Style." Kyle also produced the critically acclaimed documentary Raiders: The Story of the Greatest Fan Film Ever Made.
Michael Witwer is the author of Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons, a GeekDad best book of the year. Michael is considered an expert on D&D history and has spoken on the topic at Google Talks, on NPR's All Things Considered, and at major book and gaming conventions, including the Boston Book Festival, Gen Con, and Origins.
Jon Peterson is a widely recognized authority on the history of games. His book Playing at the World was called "the first serious history of the development of Dungeons & Dragons" by The Village Voice. He has contributed to many academic anthologies on games including Zones of Control and Role-Playing Game Studies, as well as gaming and geek culture websites.