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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Jon Peterson Tracks Down Gary Gygax Interview from "Tomorrow" with Tom Snyder (1979) - Audio

When Jon Peterson strikes gold, the man strikes it by the pound.

Yesterday Jon shared the sound file of a TV interview from "Tomorrow" with Tom Snyder from back in 1979 in which Snyder interviews Gary Gygax. It is simply an amazing piece of history that probably hasnt been heard in 38 years.

While you can grab the file directly from Soundcloud I strongly recommend you go to Jon's site - Playing at the World - where he has published a full transcript of the interview.

Good stuff!

Tip of the hat to +Zach H for bringing this to my attention.

1 comment:

  1. Just yesterday, I read a review in the New Yorker of Michael Witwer’s biography of Gygax. Gygax was a practicing Jehovah's Witness! I had no idea until now.

    https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-tangled-cultural-roots-of-dungeons-dragons

    The New Yorker has published several articles recently on Dungeons and Dragons, Tolkien, and Stranger Things. Reading such an academic take on fantasy culture provides an interesting perspective on this hobby we all share.

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