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The elfish gene

Mark Barrowcliffe

The elfish gene

dungeons, dragons and growing up strange

by Mark Barrowcliffe

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Published by Soho Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Barrowcliffe, Mark -- Childhood and youth,
  • Authors, English -- 21st Century -- Biography,
  • Teenage boys -- England -- Coventry,
  • Dungeons and dragons (Game) -- Social aspects -- Humor

  • Edition Notes

    StatementMark Barrowcliffe.
    GenreBiography., Humor.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPR6052.A7263 Z46 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18500707M
    ISBN 109781569475225
    LC Control Number2008012471
    OCLC/WorldCa214065320

    Not so with Mark Barrowcliffe, author of The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons and Growing Up Strange (Soho Press, ). Barrowcliffe’s memoir goes into excruciating–and comic–detail regarding his fantasy life as a Coventry lad growing up in the ’70s and ’80s. The Elfish Gene (Paperback) Dungeons, Dragons and Growing Up Strange. By Mark Barrowcliffe. Soho Press, , pp. Publication Date: November 1, Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover (11/1/).

    Purchase this book: Bookshop • Amazon As someone who played Dungeons & Dragons obsessively from age nine through fourteen, I have my share of regrets, but they are as nothing when compared with those of Mark Barrowcliffe, an English novelist and ex-gamer, whose memoir, The Elfish Gene, chronicles a D&D habit the likes of which few people.   "The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons, and Growing Up Strange" is the memoir of someone who was in no way the cool kid, someone who instead of doing normal things like defacing public property or having teen pregnancy scares, spent his hours believing he was an elf who went around stabbing dwarves in the face.

      The Elfish Gene by Mark Barrowcliffe is almost a companion book to Pearson's "Achtung Schweinhund", but instead of 's wargaming it delves into the dark side of the emrging D&D "craze". Knowing lots of people have read AS, have many also read The Elfish Gene I wonder? Yes – it told my life story a bit too accurately for comfort Yes.   The Elfish Gene type. Book; genre. Memoir, Nonfiction; The word geek has been co-opted as of late, transformed into a moniker of pride. In a Author: Marc Bernardin.


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Dan Fritz is an intern at the Monitor Author: Dan Fritz. Mark Barrowcliffe (born 14 July ), also known as M.D. Lachlan and Mark Alder, is an English was born in Coventry and studied at the University of graduating, Barrowcliffe worked as a journalist before penning his first novel, Girlfriend He then made a name for himself writing "lad lit".He currently lives and writes in Brighton, East Sussex, and South mater: University of Sussex.

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What The Elfish Gene is, however, is Mark Barrowcliffe’s memoirs of growing up in Coventry during the s, and how as a completely gauche, socially maladjusted teen he fled into the world of fantasy RPGs because he simply couldn’t cope with reality.

This is a tragic book.The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons, and Growing Up Strange by Mark Barrowcliffe is just as much about growing up in Britain in the s as it is about early Dungeons and Dragons and a few other select RPGs.

It is also a very quick and entertaining read. Barrowcliffe lays out the premise of his book on the second page, explaining that he lived and breathed RPGs (and fantasy) from the age of.