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Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons ペーパーバック – 2016/6/7

5つ星のうち4.4 220個の評価

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In vignettes which vividly illustrate Gygax's key role in the invention of modern gaming, "Empire of Imagination" shows us the rise of "Dungeons & Dragons "through the eyes of its most famous father. Gygax could not have hoped for a more attentive and sympathetic biographer than Michael Witwer, who boldly charts the labyrinthine story of Gygax's triumphs and adversities.--Jon Peterson, author of PLAYING AT THE WORLD

It turns out that while we were down in the basement exploring his world, Gary Gygax was having a tremendous adventure up here in ours. Thanks to Michael Witwer's book, I finally got to experience it.--David X. Cohen, Executive Producer of FUTURAMA

We live in a time when the most important people in sports are using data--statistics, analytics--to make decisions with billion dollar consequences. We live in a time when digital gaming may be more influential in our culture than sports and movies combined. In short, we live in a world perhaps only Gary Gygax could have imagined decades ago. If you want to know where it all began, this book is as good a place as any to start.--Mike Greenberg, cohost of ESPN's MIKE & MIKE and a bestselling author of MY FATHER'S WIVES and ALL YOU COULD ASK FOR

"Empire of Imagination "tells the story of the emperor himself, at times brilliant, sometimes tragic, but ultimately victorious.--Peter Adkison, founder and former CEO of Wizards of the Coast, owner of Gen Con

The work of Michael Witwer is all I could have hoped it would be! . . . If you want to know what it was like back when D&D was being born then this book is a must have.--Ernest Gary Gygax, Jr.

It turns out that while we were down in the basement exploring his world, Gary Gygax was having a tremendous adventure up here in ours. Thanks to Michael Witwer's book, I finally got to experience it. David X. Cohen, Executive Producer of FUTURAMA

We live in a time when the most important people in sports are using data--statistics, analytics--to make decisions with billion dollar consequences. We live in a time when digital gaming may be more influential in our culture than sports and movies combined. In short, we live in a world perhaps only Gary Gygax could have imagined decades ago. If you want to know where it all began, this book is as good a place as any to start. Mike Greenberg, cohost of ESPN's MIKE & MIKE and bestselling author of MY FATHER'S WIVES and ALL YOU COULD ASK FOR

"Empire of Imagination "tells the story of the emperor himself, at times brilliant, sometimes tragic, but ultimately victorious. Peter Adkison, founder and former CEO of Wizards of the Coast, owner of Gen Con

In vignettes which vividly illustrate Gygax s key role in the invention of modern gaming, "Empire of Imagination" shows us the rise of "Dungeons & Dragons" through the eyes of its most famous father. Gygax could not have hoped for a more attentive and sympathetic biographer. Jon Peterson, author of PLAYING AT THE WORLD

The work of Michael Witwer is all I could have hoped it would be! . . . If you want to know what it was like back when D&D was being born then this book is a must have. Ernest Gary Gygax, Jr.

Witwer's respect for Gygax is evident throughout . . . informative . . . Well-researched. "Kirkus"

Witwer cleverly sorts the narrative into 'levels' rather than chapters; each level opens with a "D&D-"style scene that both foreshadows and entertains. "Library Journal"

For fans of role-playing games, and D&D specifically, the book is required reading. "Booklist"

[E]ntertaining . . . a fascinating examination of the birth and growing pains of the gaming industry and of Gygax's lasting influence on pop culture. "Publishers Weekly"

""Empire of Imagination" is an absolute blast! The narrative is fast paced, while the depth of research made me feel like I was reliving the life of one of the most creative forces of our time. Witwer had me reaching for my 20 sided dice!" Ben Mezrich, bestselling author of BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE and ONCE UPON A TIME IN RUSSIA

Not a dry, rigorous biographical tome . . . quite a fun read. Frank Mentzer, former TSR staff designer and Creative Advisor to Gary Gygax

"[A] great achievement, a foundational biography, an important story to tell . . .You don t need to roll a d20 to find out whether you should buy this book. If you even know what I meant when I wrote d20, the answer is yes." "Bookgasm"

"Gary Gygax went on a long, treacherous and challenging journey in both his personal and business life and, after reading Michael Witwer's book, I feel as though I've been on a part of that journey, too . . . The book left me feeling warm and yet somewhat sad, but it was definitely a most satisfying read . . . Most highly recommended." Jonathan Hicks, Farsight Blogger / RPG.net

"[I]f you are a gamer, live with a gamer or ever had the urge to understand why gamers, geeks and nerds do what they do, you must read this book." d20radio.com

"If you have any interest in the origination of our hobby, read this book . . . amazingly entertaining and informative." "GeeksandGeeklets"

""Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons "is a book no geek or role player of any sort should miss out on." "Metapunk.com"

"[A] brilliant book." Ian Livingstone CBE, Co-Founder of Games Workshop

"I highly recommend" Empire of Imagination" to anyone interested in gaming and the creative process." Chris Perkins, D&D Principal Story Designer at Wizards of the Coast

"It s the most comprehensive look at Gygax s early life that I know of . . . Witwer excels at telling this story." Shannon Appelcline, author of DESIGNERS & DRAGONS

"A fitting tribute to a complicated legacy." Michael J. Tresca, author of THE EVOLUTION OF FANTASY ROLE-PLAYING GAMES"

"It turns out that while we were down in the basement exploring his world, Gary Gygax was having a tremendous adventure up here in ours. Thanks to Michael Witwer's book, I finally got to experience it." --David X. Cohen, Executive Producer of FUTURAMA

"We live in a time when the most important people in sports are using data--statistics, analytics--to make decisions with billion dollar consequences. We live in a time when digital gaming may be more influential in our culture than sports and movies combined. In short, we live in a world perhaps only Gary Gygax could have imagined decades ago. If you want to know where it all began, this book is as good a place as any to start." --Mike Greenberg, cohost of ESPN's MIKE & MIKE and bestselling author of MY FATHER'S WIVES and ALL YOU COULD ASK FOR

"Empire of Imagination tells the story of the emperor himself, at times brilliant, sometimes tragic, but ultimately victorious." --Peter Adkison, founder and former CEO of Wizards of the Coast, owner of Gen Con

"In vignettes which vividly illustrate Gygax's key role in the invention of modern gaming, Empire of Imagination shows us the rise of Dungeons & Dragons through the eyes of its most famous father. Gygax could not have hoped for a more attentive and sympathetic biographer." --Jon Peterson, author of PLAYING AT THE WORLD

"The work of Michael Witwer is all I could have hoped it would be! . . . If you want to know what it was like back when D&D was being born then this book is a must have." --Ernest Gary Gygax, Jr.

"Witwer's respect for Gygax is evident throughout . . . informative . . . Well-researched." --Kirkus

"Witwer cleverly sorts the narrative into 'levels' rather than chapters; each level opens with a D&D-style scene that both foreshadows and entertains." --Library Journal

"For fans of role-playing games, and D&D specifically, the book is required reading." --Booklist

"[E]ntertaining . . . a fascinating examination of the birth and growing pains of the gaming industry and of Gygax's lasting influence on pop culture." --Publishers Weekly

"Empire of Imagination is an absolute blast! The narrative is fast paced, while the depth of research made me feel like I was reliving the life of one of the most creative forces of our time. Witwer had me reaching for my 20 sided dice!" --Ben Mezrich, bestselling author of BRINGING DOWN THE HOUSE and ONCE UPON A TIME IN RUSSIA

"Not a dry, rigorous biographical tome . . . quite a fun read." --Frank Mentzer, former TSR staff designer and Creative Advisor to Gary Gygax

"[A] great achievement, a foundational biography, an important story to tell . . .You don't need to roll a d20 to find out whether you should buy this book. If you even know what I meant when I wrote 'd20, ' the answer is yes." --Bookgasm

"Gary Gygax went on a long, treacherous and challenging journey in both his personal and business life and, after reading Michael Witwer's book, I feel as though I've been on a part of that journey, too . . . The book left me feeling warm and yet somewhat sad, but it was definitely a most satisfying read . . . Most highly recommended." --Jonathan Hicks, Farsight Blogger / RPG.net

"[I]f you are a gamer, live with a gamer or ever had the urge to understand why gamers, geeks and nerds do what they do, you must read this book." --d20radio.com

"If you have any interest in the origination of our hobby, read this book . . . amazingly entertaining and informative." --GeeksandGeeklets

"Empire of Imagination: Gary Gygax and the Birth of Dungeons & Dragons is a book no geek or role player of any sort should miss out on." --Metapunk.com

"[A] brilliant book." --Ian Livingstone CBE, Co-Founder of Games Workshop

"I highly recommend Empire of Imagination to anyone interested in gaming and the creative process." --Chris Perkins, D&D Principal Story Designer at Wizards of the Coast

"It's the most comprehensive look at Gygax's early life that I know of . . . Witwer excels at telling this story." --Shannon Appelcline, author of DESIGNERS & DRAGONS

"A fitting tribute to a complicated legacy." --Michael J. Tresca, author of THE EVOLUTION OF FANTASY ROLE-PLAYING GAMES

著者について

Michael Witwer is a lifelong gamer and gaming enthusiast. He holds a master's degree from the University of Chicago, where this book first emerged as the subject of his thesis. He is also a film and theater actor and is the brother of Emmy-nominated actor Sam Witwer. He is married to Kalysta Harmon Witwer, with whom he has two children, Vivienne and William. He lives in Chicago, Illinois.

登録情報

  • 出版社 ‏ : ‎ Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA; Reprint版 (2016/6/7)
  • 発売日 ‏ : ‎ 2016/6/7
  • 言語 ‏ : ‎ 英語
  • ペーパーバック ‏ : ‎ 302ページ
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1632862034
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1632862037
  • 寸法 ‏ : ‎ 14.12 x 2.31 x 20.9 cm
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