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PART TWO OF A FOUR-VOLUME SET!

EVERYTHING YOU’VE WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE ORIGINS OF ROLEPLAYING GAMES...

Designers & Dragons: The ’80s is a comprehensive picture of the growth of the RPG industry. This second edition expands the original single book into a series of four, and we’ve added over 10,000 new words to this volume alone. Take an in-depth look at ’80s style gaming courtesy of companies like Steve Jackson Games and West End Games, plus an intro to the small (but mighty!) presses of the decade. Regardless of your gaming background, Shannon Appelcline’s meticulously researched history won’t disappoint.

In this volume, you’ll find:

  • A foreword by Mike Pondsmith, founder of R. Talsorian & creator of Cyberpunk

  • Profiles for twenty-three 1980s gaming companies including Steve Jackson Games, Palladium Books, and Mayfair Games

  • The inside scoop behind games like GURPS, Champions, and Battletech

  • Ten things you might not know about roleplaying in the ’80s

  • An extensive bibliography and index

Meet the characters behind the characters and the gamers behind the games in Designers & Dragons: The ’80s!
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November 22nd, 2015
So I just finished reading all 1,672 pages of Designers & Dragons, a 4-volume history of the role-playing games industry. What most people would find ridiculously niche and boring, I found absolutely fascinating! So why did I find it so interesting [...]
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September 19th, 2015
Vor über vierzig Jahren erfand TSR mit Dungeons and Dragons das Rollenspiel. Seitdem haben zahlreiche Verlage, Autoren und Produktlinien dieses Hobby bereichert, ebenso viele sind wieder von der Bildfläche verschwunden. Die Reihe Designers and Dragon [...]
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July 22nd, 2015
The second in a four part series, Shannon Appelcline here continues his comprehensive history of roleplaying games. This time, we are in the 80s. From the opening warning on gaming by Pondsmith (who brings in a different perspective to Appelcline) to [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on December 19, 2014.