I got this for Christmas because I am uber geek. I never got into Dungeons & Dragons, and other role playing games but I was curious about them because back in the day, they made the news. I wanted to learn about these games and the hype.
Instead this book is a self-indulgent, rambling, non-coherent account of Ethan Gilsdorf trying to find his RPG roots. This book would have better been a magazine article. It is full of filler, emotional blather that adds nothing to the narrative, and is complete tripe.
It is a waste. Don't buy it.