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Daniel Gauthier is dressed as Frodo from “The Lord of the Rings’’ at a science fiction, fantasy, and gaming convention. Daniel Gauthier is dressed as Frodo from “The Lord of the Rings’’ at a science fiction, fantasy, and gaming convention. (Dave Nelson)
By Jan Gardner
Globe Correspondent / August 30, 2009

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Playing Dungeons and Dragons helped Somerville writer Ethan Gilsdorf through his adolescence in small-town New Hampshire. His family life had unraveled after his mother suffered a debilitating aneurysm. Playing the fantasy game was a welcome distraction from the sadness and loss. (Full article: 590 words)

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