September 21st News

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D&D Alimni
Small Beginnings

By James Maliszewski

If you've ever seen the cover of one of the little brown rulebooks that first appeared in early 1974, what you'll immediately notice is that they all carry a subtitle beneath the familiar words Dungeons & Dragons, which reads: “Rules for Fantastic Medieval Wargames Campaigns Playable with Paper and Pencil and Miniature Figures.” Compared to the inspired simplicity of the game's title, that subtitle is a confusing mouthful. Yet, it's also an important touchstone in understanding the history—and prehistory—of what we today call “roleplaying games.”

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Yan
Montréal, Canada
@Plaguescarred on twitter

Forging The Realms
Just a Typical Night in an Inn

By Ed Greenwood

We’re probably all familiar with D&D sessions involving a night in a creepy inn where there might or might not be a murderer creeping around. Yet players can get so much more deeply interested if there’s more than that going on.
Lots more than that.

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Just a Typical Night in an Inn

Yan
Montréal, Canada
@Plaguescarred on twitter