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September 17th, 2011

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12:39 am - A Critical History of Role-playing Games
I have an essay from a long time ago on the history of RPGs. I have just now linked it into my RPG Theory page, along with a collection of other links on the history of RPGs. Here's the essay itself:

A Critical History of Role-playing Games

I had written it for an old academic call for papers, and I worry that it's too dry. Still, any comments or suggestions would be welcome.

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Date:September 20th, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed this, and would like to see it updated for the recent 4th Edition/Pathfinder years.
Date:September 30th, 2011 02:29 pm (UTC)

One thing...

One thing that jumped out at me was the growing homebrew/free community and quality of games. I think it is worth mentioning, as there is now little to distinguish between some free PDFs and paid ones.

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