My post about Barack Obama as a power gamer was referenced in National Review Online, with my use of the term ‘munchkin’ quoted (as well as the meme of The Gun Is My Skill List). By the way, both terms originate[*] in the seminal and influential work Munchkins Guide to Power Gaming… wait a second: sixty-three bucks new? Steve Jackson Games should do a reprint.
Anyway, this is a moment of quiet pride for me. It’s like I’m rust!
*For the sake of accuracy, this point from @sjgames is well-taken:
@moelane Minor correction: “munchkin” as a gaming term predates the Munchkin’s Guide by at least a decade. -AH
— Steve Jackson Games (@SJGames) February 27, 2013
…although as I noted in my response, the Guide really is what at least popularized the term.