A fantasy game by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, published by TSR (Tactical Studies Rules) in in 1974; the first published roleplaying game title. It is associated with four supplements: Greyhawk, Blackmoor, Eldritch Wizardry, and Gods, Demigods, & Heroes.
As part of the discussion on Discord about looking at “OSR” games, I visited an old friend. Back in the early 80s, I GMed perhaps 100 sessions of DragonQuest 2nd edition. I’ve just been combing through those old rules and I’ve found some interesting elements. DragonQuest was first published SPI games in 1980. SPI published […]
In the recent Globalism seminar comments, Alan Barclay talked about encountering ditto copies of Dungeons & Dragons probably bootlegged from the GenCon release in 1974. I do recall the game just transported me — I didn’t care much about mechanics, just the experience of ineracting with the imaginary world created lagely in my own head. […]
Here, hop into this handbasket with me. We’re goin’ for a ride! It’s part of “Finding D&D,” focusing this time on fundamentalist belief and practice, including but not limited to the OSR. I thought about waiting until part 4 was done, as these two parts only make full sense relative to one another. But whatever; […]
Here’s part 1 of my series “Finding D&D,” or rather, my first pass at working it up into a formal presentation. I’m looking forward to a fair piece of response for it. There’s some history, based on several discussions at my old Adept forum, and a lot of private correspondence since then across a number […]