Designers & Dragons: A History of the Roleplaying Game Industry - the 70's + complimentary PDF
Shannon Applecline/Evil Hat
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Designers & Dragons: The '70s is a comprehensive picture of the beginnings of the RPG industry. This 2nd edition expands the original single book into a series of four'beginning with the '70s and ending with the '00s'and we've added over 50,000 new words to this volume alone. Learn about the colorful history of TSR and the wave of D&D inspired games (and gaming companies) to follow, and dip your toes into wargaming trivia. Regardless of your gaming background, Shannon Appelcline's meticulously researched history won't disappoint.
In this volume, you'll find:
A foreword by Greg Stafford, creator of Glorantha and author of King Arthur Pendragon
Profiles for thirteen 1970s gaming companies including TSR, GDW, and Chaosium
The inside scoop behind games like D&D, Traveller, and The Fantasy Trip
Ten things you might not know about roleplaying in the '70s
An extensive bibliography and index
Meet the characters behind the characters and the gamers behind the games in Designers & Dragons: The '70s!