Entries from The Gameshelf tagged with 'gary gygax'

Magick Systems in Theory and Practice, Installment 2: Word and Gesture as Input Methods in Gaming History

Gestural input is to some extent inherent in the language of magic, as seen in the phrases to "cast a spell" and to "weave an enchantment." The fantasy of weaving magic can be vividly seen on the cover of LucasArt's...

Speak with Monsters

As a palate cleanser after the previous eye-rolling meta-post, allow me to offer a link to Lore Sjöberg’s Speak with Monsters, a gameish webcomic I admire for its doing a lot with a narrow subject space. Specifically, Sjölberg wanders up...

E. Gary Gygax and computer gaming

We have all just heard that E. Gary Gygax, the man who launched a thousand basement RPG sessions, has died. Others will speak of his impact on the tabletop gaming world. But Johan Larson asked an interesting question: I wonder...

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