Not always theoretical... not even always academic.. but always written..
RIP Gary Gygax
I am of the generation that grew up playing D&D -- first as a preteen, and even on into college and after when other games like Vampire: The Masquerade, Call of Cthulhu, and Cyberpunk offered more range and stimulation. They were a far cry from even AD&D and early incarnations of RPGSs like Metamorphosis Alpha. So this news certainly bears attention. Thanks, Gary, for all the fun.