Posted on by Steven Savage

The question is asked.

My answer?  Yes it did, but in two ways.

First, D&D was definitely an influence on creative people and writers.  That’s a given.

However, D&D also inspired other RPGs, which then inspired writing further.  D&D also inspired other inspirers as it were.

Frankly, I want to see more on this.  I think there’s a huge amount of things to explore in looking how the RPG and RPG like gaming scenes inspired fiction.

– Steven Savage

Steven Savage is a Geek 2.0 writer, speaker, blogger, and job coach.  He blogs on careers at, publishes books on career and culture at, and does a site of creative tools at He can be reached at

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