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  • 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, Traveler, and the fantasy trip
  • Ten things you might not know about roleplaying in the 70S
  • An extensive bibliography and index
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Everything you've wanted to know about the origins of roleplaying games...

Designers & Dragons: The 70s is a comprehensive picture of the beginnings of the RPG industry. This second edition expands the original single book into a series of four, 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

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