At lunch the next day, Jack sits with Tristan, Nino, and Pablo, all of whom aren't popular but also don't play Dungeons and Dragons like the two Maxes. They greet Jack but ditch him after they get their food. Mrs. G tries to send them back to their original table, but Jack gets up and accepts Summer's invitation to sit with her and August.
When Jack talks about the two Maxes in terms of their affinity for Dungeons and Dragons, it begins to illustrate the idea that one thing can unfairly dictate a kid's identity. Just as the Maxes’ passion for Dungeons and Dragons defines their outward identities, so too does August’s condition define his.