(Title: Dungeons & Dragons including the cover blurb “Basic Set”) A fantasy game by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, edited by J. Eric Holmes [Holmes is now acknowledged to be the author and effective designer], published by TSR (TSR Hobbies) in 1977.
In his series of G+ posts based on reading/reflecting on games, Jason D’Angelo mentioned he’d be going through Dungeons & Dragons (1977), by J. Eric Holmes. Unable to resist, I asked him to chat me with about that, and so here we are. Some of the points in there bear further deep-dives. If you agree, […]
Apologies for the buzzword … The idea here was to examine our respective region when we encountered role-playing, and to think about how role-playing got there, and in what form. It’s only four people, representing two slightly different parts of Califoria divided as well by about six years (mid-70s vs. early 80s), the Netherlands at […]
Here’s a conversation with Ivan, following up on his comments (and video) in the Finding D&D series. I split the last bit off to join the SFTV RPG seminar too, so this was sort of an all-over-Adept-Play discussion. It’s divided roughly into some “how we met D&D” talk, thoughts on fantasy in role-playing and fantasy […]
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; […]