Despite the fact that I am heading off to my 34th GenCon shortly and that I was the world's top-ranked player of Classic RPGA tournaments for fifteen years (1985-2000), I've never really thought of myself as an early player of Dungeons & Dragons and, by extension, modern roleplaying games. After all, my first Dungeons & Dragons experience was in a camper in the parking lot of University of Wisconsin Parkside the night before GenCon XII in 1979, after I had already graduated f
Truth told, I don't like to call anyone an idiot (except for the occasional bad driver), but I'm trying to be catchier with the titles for my blog posts and, well, it must of worked, because here you are.
This particular blog actually grows out of my experience as a judge on Project Publish (see earlier blogs for details), a reality show for writers and performers. One of the writers used the expression "drank the Kool-Aid" in one of her stories to denote someone who was bl