Fifteen years ago, Google asked people not to Google. The search engine was worried that people using the brand name as a verb would threaten their trademark.
It went to court. 10, or so, years later, the United States Court of Appeals ruled that despite the widespread usage of Google as a verb, the trademark could continue.
So, it’s perhaps with few concerns that Wizards of the Coast has signed off on an officially licensed life guide called How to Be More D&D – Face Your Dragons, Be More Adventurous, and Live Your Best Geeky Life.
Written by Kat Kruger, the book offers advice from the classic player classes Warrior, Warlock, Bard, Monk, etc., or even as a way to channel your Dungeon Mastering experience for real-life situations.
Published by Running Press, with a page count of 144, and due out mid-next year, the book is described;
This playful, inspirational book invites fantasy lovers and fans of Dungeons & Dragon to celebrate and incorporate different elements of this iconic tabletop game in their lives and help them live their best, geekiest life. Written by Kat Kruger, the Dungeon Master of the popular Dungeons & Dragons actual play podcast d20 Dames, you’ll learn how to take the skills, knowledge, and sense of adventure from your D&D campaign to help you better understand everything from how you interact with the world around you to facing the random events that life sometimes throws at you.
Running Press tag “How to be more D&D” as self-help and motivational.
You can also find Kat’s creations on the DMsGuild, where she has contributed to titles like Eyes Unclouded, a Ghibli-esq vision of D&D, as well as solo-author projects like Escape from the Fortress of Memories, which is an electrum best-seller. Kat’s also on DriveThruRPG and is the co-author of the Wizards of the Coast published X MARKS THE SPOT A Plane Shift: Ixalan Adventure. X Marks the Spot is free to download.
Whereas I like to think I’m already living my best geeky life, I would like to see how such an experienced D&D creator defines it so that I might use D&D as an adjective accordingly. Am I being D&D about that?
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