The Real Roots of Role-Playing...

Tue 29 August 2017 by Olde House Rules from Pits Perilous

With the release of "Dave Arneson's True Genius" by Rob Kuntz, we have a book asserting that Arneson did something special. Well, no disagreement here! In fact, that's probably an understatement. Arneson pretty obviously did something incredible and for which our entire hobby is rightly indebted. Glad to see that recognized... Now, a disclaimer:  I haven't read this book yet, so I can't fairly comment on the substance of its arguments and won't try. But the back cover does summarize his thesis:   (1) D&D was not descended from Chainmail, as many have asserted. (2) Arneson did something previously unheard of in 2,000 years of game design.


The Real Roots of Role-Playing...

Tue 29 August 2017 by Olde House Rules from Pits Perilous

With the release of "Dave Arneson's True Genius" by Rob Kuntz, we have a book asserting that Arneson did something special. Well, no disagreement here! In fact, that's probably an understatement. Arneson pretty obviously did something incredible and for which our entire hobby is rightly indebted. Glad to ...

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