This is deviantART user dragonlorefury’s engagement ring. As you may have guessed, she’s an avid role-playing gamer. What you might have not guessed is that the ring was made by her father, who is a jeweler.
Before these fancy electronic games, there was a time when gameplay was decided not by a team of programmers, but by one ruthless DM. When “massively multiplayer” meant having 8 players in your party at once.
Sometimes I’m still surprised by how mainstream, nay, cool geeks and nerds have become, and that there are lots of products that are just eager to win the geek’s attention (and money). Video game conventions now draw huge crowds, there are a billion tech websites as of this writing, movies based on comics and fantasy books are being produced left and right – I don’t know about you, but I sure didn’t have even the slightest bit of hope that the Watchmen would be turned into a movie when I first read it.