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Publisher: Hippocrene Books
Year: 1981
Hard Cover
ISBN-10: 0882545140
224 pages
Size: 6.50 x 8.50 inches
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Publisher: Arms and Armour Press
Year: 1981
Hard Cover
ISBN-10: 0853681589
224 pages
Size: 6.30 x 9.25 inches
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Here is an illustrated introduction to the intellectual pastime that has become almost a way of life for an astonishing number of participants - fantasy role playing games of the Dungeons and Dragons type. The book describes the development of these addictive games from their origins in the early 70's, and presents a state-of-the-art summary of their variations, their physical paraphernalia, their statistical tools and props, and the special imaginative atmosphere that each is likely to develop.
Less abstract than cards or chess, the fantasy role playing games have a large element of genuinely social inprovisation. Given a world and characters defined in ways that more or less directly reflect our values and assumptions, the drama that is developed by the participants in each such game is likely to have surprising relevance to life in the last quarter of the 20th Century - despite the deliberate invocation of times past and future, and of locates highly elaborated to the grotesque.

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Contents:
Introduction
1 The Game, Live
2 The Player Character
3 The Referee's World
4 The Reader Takes a Role
5 History
6 Dungeons & Dragons
7 Empire of the Petal Throne, and Other Dynasties
8 Worlds of Science Fiction
9 Odd Ball Games
10 Man Vs. Machine
11. Little Metal People
12. The Magazines
13. Are They All Crazy?
14 How to Get Started
Appendix

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Chapter 7 - Empire of the Petal Throne; Chivalry and Sorcery; Tunnels and Trolls; In The Labyrinth: Melee and Wizard; The Arduin Grimoire; All The World's Monsters; RuneQuest

Chapter 8 - Metamorphosis Alpha; Gamma World; Traveller

Chapter 9 - Superhero 44; Boot Hill; Bunnies and Burrows; Gangster!

Chapter 12 - The Dragon; Space Gamer; Journal of the Traveller's Aid Society; Alarums and Excursions

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