Jeff Sypeck, author of Becoming Charlemagne, takes a look at how Dungeons & Dragons creator Gary Gygax (who died recently) helped to popularize history, fantasy, and geek culture:
"Behind bolted doors, talent and imagination…"
(I have played D&D, too. Actually, I was a very bad dungeon master, and my little brother was my much-suffering, frequently-dying victim — er, that is, he was a mighty warrior who bravely fought many battles. And died in most of them.)