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RPG History

I haven't had a chance to read all the way through this yet, but I thought it might be good to look at the history of the medium.

I'm finally getting around to reading this, and keeping in mind that it was written in 1998, some of it is laughably outdated. For example, from part 4:

With [the RPGA's] help, it seemed sure that TSR would continue to dominate the gaming industry, despite the huge number of gaming titles and companies coming into being. Something else, however, cemented their position at the top of the heap forever. A little something called Dragonlance.

"Cemented their position at the top of the heap forever," huh? But WotC bought them out in 1997. I guess a little hyperbole never hurt anyone...

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