Top 10 fantasy freaks and gaming geeks
Bonus: That random guy who introduced you to Tolkien or D&D
How did you first hear about fantasy books? Who gave you your first taste of role-playing games? Who led you into the Mines of Moria – those scary, thrilling dungeons of the teenage mind? In my case, it was my next door neighbor, a kid named JP, who taught me how to play D&D and inculcate a taste for slaying orcs and eating frozen pizza. I would later learn we all need an escape hatch, a place to blow off steam, and an arena to kill the baddie. We emerge into the light of day, victorious, and laden with treasure and, best of all, tales to tell.
Pictured: JP Glutting in high school, the kid who introduced author Ethan Gilsdorf to D&D back in 1979. JP is a character in Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks.