Excerpt from the novel, Blood Games, by award-winning true crime writer, Jerry Bledsoe:

 

Dungeons and Dragons, or D&D, as it is more often called by devoted players, was invented in the early ‘70s by an enthusiast of historical and war games … The underpinnings seem to be without any moral base.  The object in winning is not that the good guy has won and justice has been served, but that you’ve used your power to outwit and outsmart and come out on top.  Evil or good doesn’t really matter as long as you win.  D&D takes the accepted moral values and turns them on their ear … The object of D&D is to look out for Number One.  If somebody is in your way, you get them out of your way by whatever means necessary.