Top 10 fantasy freaks and gaming geeks
9. R.A. Salvatore
Robert Anthony Salvatore is a local hero for us living in Massachusetts; he was born in humble Leominster and went to Fitchburg State, where it is said he discovered a drug called fantasy. Adopting the handle "R. A.," he wrote– a lot. Fifteen million copies of his books later (with 22 of his titles becoming New York Times best-sellers), he's among the most successful fantasy authors out there. Salvatore is best known for his Forgotten Realms novels (based on D&D) and the Star Wars: The New Jedi Order series. Most recently, he's become creative director at 38 Studios, ex-Sox pitcher Curt Schilling and Spawn comic creator Todd McFarlane's video game company that is poised to unveil its new fantasy world to drooling gamers.