The Greatest Unreality is the doctoral dissertation of Nicholas Mizer. He’s currently up on Kickstarter looking to get some funding for his research and has only a week left.
From the campaign:
Dungeons & Dragons is one of the most influential cultural developments in the last fifty years, and understanding that story can provide vital insights about the role of narrative and play in the modern world. By supporting this Kickstarter you will be a part of one of the most ambitious research projects into tabletop role-playing games yet completed. You will get to participate in this story by following my research as I conduct it, seeing the process of how research comes together, and reading what I discover when it’s done.