David Kushner

Jun 23, 2017

Rise of the Dungeon Master

Gary Gygax and the Creation of D and D

Nation Books 2017

purchase at bookshop.org Rise of the Dungeon Master: Gary Gygax and the Creation of D and D (Nation Books, 2017) by David Kushner and illustrated by Koren Shadmi is a gorgeous depiction of the late E. Gary Gygax's life and times. Gygax's story and the tale of D and D's genesis is ideally suited to the graphic novel format, and Kushner -- who met and even gamed with Gygax -- conveys these twin narratives well. Shadmi's illustrations blend the mundane with the fantastical, and the striking cover art alone is sure to win Rise of the Dungeon Master a place on many comic collectors' shelves. I happily recommend it to anyone looking for a short overview of the subject, and certainly anyone with a love of both comic books and D and D.

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