The league of ex-gamer writers also includes the “weird fiction” author China Miéville (“The City & the City”); Brent Hartinger (author of “Geography Club,” a novel about gay and bisexual teenagers); the sci-fi and young adult author Cory Doctorow; the poet and fiction writer Sherman Alexie; the comedian Stephen Colbert; George R. R. Martin, author of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series (who still enjoys role-playing games).Also Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz, who is the main focus of the piece, Atlantic editor Scott Stossel, and playwright David Lindsay-Abaire.
What would be like to play in George Martin's game? "After battling your way through the Caves of Hell and returning to the surface your exhausted party is attacked by a swarm of giant black dragons. . . ."
Love that photo of the old TSR dice.