Principles of Active Learning, The company, written by Gary Gygax to publish Dungeons & Dragons rules, held their annual “GenCon” conference in the summer of 1979. At the time, D&D was not yet well known, but the game was very popular with gamers, especially college students. One student suddenly upgraded the game to a celebrity within a good week in early September.
Things had settled down a few weeks after the conference, and Tactical Study Rules staff member Rose Estes was in the middle of writing a piece about GenCon for enjoying the magazines after receiving a phone call from Dayton Journal-Herald. Estes was a TSR spokesman at the time, and had a habit of trying to explain the game to disruptive journalists. After hearing complaints from a reporter that the game had been sold in Dayton, she was asked to explain the situation of the missing child.
“Which boy?” He replied.
GenCon had graduated on August 19. Michigan State University paper, the News News, became the subject the following Saturday, about “an MSU student allegedly missing two days from Case Hall,” one of the university’s buildings. Accompanied by the story was a photo of a 16-year-old teenager, author Dallas Egbert. It stated that Egbert was from Dayton, Ohio, and that he was a student of Honors College at Lyman Briggs College, and that the last time anyone could confirm that they had seen him in the dorm was on August 15 – the day before GenCon.
Egbert was attending summer semester because of an illness that forced him to drop out of his spring studies. Officially, he is still considered new. The program of News News He explained that Egbert’s friend said he was “known to have left the school before going to an undisclosed location.” “The last time he left he told me he was leaving. He didn’t go for two weeks,” said one university official. “This was not unusual. his radio player even “hits the wall, but I haven’t heard of it recently.”
Someone who has been missing for a few days is not an issue, but a week later, Sunday, September 2, the story spread in the local press and became a police officer. In Lansing, Michigan, State Journal, the first day of the same day surprise, under the title, “Did the Lack of a Student Leave the Knowledge?” Egbert’s room was not disturbed, his papers and posters were stripped, and instead, “the contents of the well-painted window were two well-printed lines, describing what Egbert wanted to do with the body ‘when it was found’. accordingly, police investigators admitted he could have committed suicide.
In search of a precaution, police took a tarot board which they found in a room with a fortune teller to inquire if some kind of information could be found on the card system. But the ship was not the most difficult thing to do in its cabin – it would have been a wall-mounted hollow, consisting of 36 plastic and metal bags, which researchers explored to determine its hidden meaning. In the same article on September 2, Egbert’s mother, who said she had played with her son in the past, said it might be a message, perhaps a map. “This year,” a State Journal related, Egbert had “told him about a new game he had learned, called Dungeons & Dragons.” Instead, the newspaper confirmed that “the bags on Egbert’s board resembled the prison used in the game,” and that Egbert’s friends did not remember seeing the committee before he died.