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Dive Deep into D&D’s Origin with The Making of Original Dungeons & Dragons 1970-1977

Posted on June 19, 2024 by Flames

D&D 50th Anniversary Logo How are you celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons? If you’re a fan or history buff, take advantage of a brand-new, 500-page, gilded crimson tome titled The Making of Original Dungeons & Dragons 1970-1977.

Included in this massive volume are never-before-seen handwritten notes, drafts, and ephemera published in a collectible, coffee table-style edition. Fans will unearth the very, first draft of original Dungeons and Dragons. Crafted on Gygax’s home typewriter, this 1973 document contains handwritten notes by both Gygax and Arneson–a wonderful tribute for the game’s 50th anniversary.

Additional features of The Making of Original Dungeons & Dragons 1970-1977 include:

The Making of Original Dungeons and Dragons 1970-1977* Discover approximately 30 early articles and rare documents that lay the foundation for modern D&D, including unpublished correspondence between Gygax and Arneson.
* Peruse a remarkable collection of magazine and fanzine articles, many of which are no longer publicly available or remain undiscovered by D&D historians and fans of classic D&D.
* Flip through facsimiles of all the first printings of Original D&D, compiled in a single book for the first time in D&D’s publishing history.
* Explore the creation and development of the original 1974 “brown box” game with insightful commentary by Jon Peterson, one of D&D’s foremost historians.

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of Dungeons and Dragons with this homage to D&D’s storied past. Dive into D&D’s history with a discerning eye and celebrate how far D&D has come. Here’s to 50 years, and 50 more!

A copy of The Making of Original D&D: 1970-1977 was provided to FlamesRising for review. Due to the size and content of the volume, a review will be forthcoming. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

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