Simulating the world is a human obsession.
I might as well confess from the beginning that I did not grow up playing tabletop (pen and paper) role-playing games. I was a war-gamer from an early age.
Zed, to an impressionable young mind, was sort of like the corrupting influence seen in Chick comics' evil Dungeon Masters.
You might be asking where my story begins. Why I’m here, talking about games, play, and gamers. I guess you could say it all started when I was young, probably too young to remember anything profound.
Homo Ludens in Mirrorshades, a new blog series on Back to the Holodeck, is part of a life-long obsession with play, gaming, gamers, and game cultures.