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Well tell us, What Would Gary Gygax Do?

“We decided, as mature adults do, to sit down and discuss the more fulfilling moments of our lives, what we felt we'd achieved, and what those achievements meant to each of us…”

(from Sex, Guns and Rock n Roll in ‘What Would Gary Gygax Do?’ by Tim Cundle)

What Would Gary Gygax Do?’ is a much overlooked book. A vastly under-rated classic, in a way that only independent publish can produce. Yes, it's a collection of short stories by Mass Movement editor and author, Tim Cundle, but it's also much more than that. It's a look at the microcosms of punk rock, the many varied interests of nerd culture, and the things we all dwell upon as we grind towards our untimely demises. Each story is a caffeine frazzled two fingers up to polite society and all of its expectations. A glass tipped to being out of step with the world, as foreword contributor Nathan Bean (vocalist of xCanaanx) tells us. It is definitely a book you need to check out.

“I swear they were brothers. Buffy and Flid, the clown princes is of hardcore, the punkest guys I ever met, were sitting across from me debating the merits of boiled eggs and pizza. They could finish each other sentences, elaborate on tall tales of high adventure and romance, and tell you exactly what every band in the scene were doing.”

(from Hardcore Royalty in ‘What Would Gary Gygax Do?’ by Tim Cundle)

“Steve finally passed out with a smile on his face and no doubt dreamt of early retirement on a Caribbean island populated solely by ex-strippers who now worked for a co-operatively owned distillery.”

(from Debbie did Dallas and all I got was this lousy T-shirt in ‘What Would Gary Gygax Do?’ by Tim Cundle)

You can pick up a copy of 'What Would Gary Gygax Do?' from most good book shops, and some bad ones too, or can you can get one direct from E I Books where we'll probably send you some of Rachel Evans excellent artwork on the WWGGD? 'super nerd' card game that illustrates and accompanies it.

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