Dungeons and Deceptions
Ceclia D’Anastasio, writing for Kotaku, has an in-depth story on the origins of Dungeons & Dragons. It is a fascinating read.
Of course, I played D&D as a kid and really enjoyed the game. The first time I played my character died in the first few minutes and I was apoplectic as much as a dumb 15 year old could be. I did, however, get better.