This insane rant against Gary Gygax is either satire or simply the product of the kind of person who the Adults always feared playing D&D was turning all us good kids into. I don’t know what game this jerk was playing, but it certainly wasn’t Dungeons and Dragons.
I cant take someone seriously who laments about a “hobgoblin holocaust”, nor someone who is still – STILL – hung up about the fact that elves didn’t have player classes. In Basic D&D.
I was just in Lake Geneva this past weekend. It felt like sacred ground. Here, an industry was born. Poseurs like Erik Sofge can only snipe from the sidelines, but they never really grokked D&D. Pity them.