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Playing at the world : a history of simulating wars, people by Peterson, Jon

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By Peterson, Jon

Discover the conceptual origins of wargames and role-playing video games during this extraordinary historical past of simulating the true and the most unlikely. From an unlimited survey of basic assets starting from eighteenth-century strategists to trendy hobbyists, taking part in on the global distills the tale of the way avid gamers first determined fictional battles with forums and cube, and the way they moved from simulating wars to simulating humans. The Read more...

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Unreason Press gratefully acknowledges the generosity of Wizards LLC for its nonobjection to the use of many figures. All trademarks and service marks referenced in this work are the property of their respective owners. Back cover: Detail of Beschreibung und Regeln eines neuen Krieges-Spiels zum Nutzen und Vergnügen, besonders aber zum Gebrauche in Militairschulen (1797) CONTENTS Figures ...............................................................................................................................................

Therefore, this study anchors all major events, dates and sequences related to the history of Dungeons & Dragons on contemporary sources, which is to say sources printed within a year or so of the events in question preferably far closer. The constraint makes the earliest specks of data, even those as brief as the quotation from Gygax that begins this introduction, extraordinarily valuable. Any sources printed after 1976 which comment on the pre-history of Dungeons & Dragons are therefore treated with caution;; sources printed 2 Those are: ear of the Malvern IFW convention is given as 1966 rather than 1967;; and the size of the IFW is given as eight hundred at the time of GenCon I, when it was not even a tenth of that size.

Figure 38 appears by permission of Getty Images, Time & Life Pictures, Leonard McCombe. Figure 42 appears by permission of Mike Mornard. Figure 49 appears by permission of the Gygax Estate. Figure 52 appears by permission of the Philip A. Harrington Estate. Figure 54 appears courtesy of the Minnesota Historical Society. Figure 57 appears by permission of Caliver Books. Figure 64 appears by permission of Flying Buffalo;; Tunnels & Trolls is a trademark of Flying Buffalo, Inc. com. Figure 24 is ©1973 Conan Properties International LLC.

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