Friday, November 20, 2009

The books that inspired Dungeons & Dragons

James Maliszewski of Escapist Magazine just wrote a neat article entitled “The Books That Founded D&D,” which explores the books that inspired Dave Arneson and Gary Gygax to create the world's first tabletop, role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons, back in the early 1970s. Among the books: Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Martian adventures in which John Carter “is groping through black pits” on Barsoom.

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