Thomas Malaby can talk about Dungeons & Dragons’ popularity 45 years after a Wisconsin man helped create the role-playing game.
The founding of Dungeons & Dragons nearly five decades ago in Lake Geneva cemented southeastern Wisconsin’s reputation as an epicenter for gaming. Thomas Malaby can discuss D&D’s lasting influence in the gaming industry, from board or tabletop, role-playing games to video games. In an era of mobile gaming apps, Malaby can talk about why he thinks this is a “golden age” of board gaming. He can also provide perspective on gaming and cultural or social issues, including recent criticism about the influence of video games on violent behavior.