D&D: 30 Years of Hell

Slashdot reports that D&D is 30 years old. I was a AD&D sort of kid and played it nearly every day for years, starting when I was around 8 years old. One of the comments in the slashdot article points to a comic strip, which I thought was a joke until I got to the end. Actually, even at the end, I still thought it was a joke, but after looking at the page for awhile longer and following some of the links, I was thinking, "please be a joke. please be a joke." It is, in fact, not meant to be a joke.