It is hard to understate the influence that D&D has had on computerized games. Today, gamification is bringing that influence to all kinds of software beyond games. It is surprising that more historians aren’t doing a better job of telling the story of D&D.
But Jon Peterson and those who have been working with him are doing some great work. His book, as good as it is, is quite a long read. But check out some of the shorter things he wrote during the last year in his 2014 year in review.