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Designers & Dragons: The ’90s is a comprehensive picture of the heyday 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. In this volume, we profile an RPG titan—Wizards of the Coast— and cover the rise of storytelling RPG settings like White Wolf’s World of Darkness. Regardless of your gaming background, Shannon Appelcline’s meticulously researched history won’t disappoint.

In this volume, you’ll find:

  • A foreword by Peter Adkison, founder of Wizards of the Coast and owner of Gen Con

  • Profiles for twenty-one 1990s gaming companies including Wizards of the Coast, White Wolf, and Atlas Games

  • The inside scoop behind games like Dungeons & Dragons 3e, Warhammer 40k Roleplay, and Vampire: The Masquerade

  • Ten things you might not know about roleplaying in the ’90s

  • An extensive bibliography and index

Meet the characters behind the characters and the gamers behind the games in Designers & Dragons: The ’90s!
Contains PDF, Kindle, and Nook file formats.
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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 [...]
Roger (. L. [Featured Reviewer]
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 [...]
July 23rd, 2015
Continuing the grand tale of tabletop RPGs this book focuses upon the 90s. This has a considerable focus upon White Wolf and Wizards of the Coast, setting both of these gaming companies up as the juggernauts of the period. While this is meant to cover [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on December 19, 2014.