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  1. Voros

    Playing at the World - Updated Two Volume edition coming from MIT Press

    Occasionally I look to see what's coming up from MIT Press in their game design and history series and I just spotted that Jon Peterson's Playing at the World will be getting an updated, two volume release. Peterson has said that the reason the first, excellent book didn't get released by an...
  2. Voros

    Jon Peterson's Game Wizards - The Epic Battle for D&D

    Jon Peterson is sure to piss off many a self-declared internet expert on the hobby's history with this one me thinks. Will be interesting to see the more rabid Gygax and Arneson partisans weeping and gnashing their teeth as several sacred cows are slaughtered. I am such a huge nerd as this...
  3. Voros

    Jon Peterson's New Book: The Elusive Shift

    Jon Peterson has announced his new book The Elusive Shift, following his impressive Playing at the World. I have preordered it for my Kindle, it comes out December 22nd, 2020. Read more about it here.
  4. Voros

    Jon Peterson Video on Wargames

    This is an extensive video with Jon Peterson discussing wargames, not even finished yet and it is so excellent I wanted to share it:
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    Dice of the 70s

    Jon Peterson of Playing at the World made an excellent video and post about the first generation of dice.
  6. Voros

    Why Did Armor Class Descend from 9 to 2?

    So Peterson doing his usual good work seems to have uncovered a possible explanation/rationale for how descending armor class was supposed to work. DAC never bothered me, particularly once I discovered THAC0 but I have wondered 'why?' I'm far from a math whiz but something always seemed off...
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    Why Did TSR Fail? Ben Riggs Seminar at Gencon 2018 & 2020

    Ben Riggs presented this seminar on the failure of TSR at Gencon. Starts at 7:48. Riggs is working on a book on the same subject. Seems to be taking a serious, fact-based approach that helps avoid the ‘gamer rumour-mill treated as truth syndrome’ that Peterson also admirably avoids with his...
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