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so much bitterness, but what's to bame?,
This review is from: The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons And Growing Up Strange (Hardcover)
The author claims that it was playing D&D that made him an insufferable, socially-inept, belittling, smugly-superior, arrogant, casually-callous and unlikeable person.
In my opinion, he is using that as an excuse.
The tone of this autobiography is one of sneering condescension. His attitude toward anyone who indulges in gaming (portraying them all as sad, rules-obsessed loners, incapable of forming meaningful relationships) and his dismay that an ex-gaming buddy has become a christian (a particularly barbed Dawkins-esque sneer) show that his much loathed and gaming-blamed casual cruelty is still very much a part of him, one wonders what his excuse is these days.