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    From what I could tell, you were right.

    The dates, or specifically 1969, in the TSR history just did not make sense given other information, so I changed it to 71 with a smaller fantasy supplement, with second edition in 72 with expanded supplement.

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    Dave: this thread over on the Acaeum list out a lot of nice info and photos about Megarry's Dungeon! boardgame: http://www.acaeum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6126

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    Great thread.

    I wote a lot about the early origins of D&D in an article for a book called Second Person, published by the MIT Press. It's available on Amazon [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Second-Person-Role-Playing-Story-Playable/dp/0262514184/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1301878014&sr=8-1"]HERE[/ame]. Folks interested in the topic might find some useful nuggets there, as I crawled through a lot of the period magazines and recollections and such. I seem to remember Arneson had a retrospective on his side of the Blackmoor/Greyhawk/D&D origin story in Heroic Worlds that shed a bit more light on things.

    I love how this list pulls in stuff from other games at the time, too. That's very fascinating stuff.

    --Erik

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    Erik, thanks again.

    Arneson's blurb in Heroic Worlds is pretty short. I think my favorite part is "contrary to rumor, the players and I were all quite in control of our mental processes when D&D was desinged". He does note that Chainmail wasn't that important...

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    I haven't read the whole thread, so someone might have already mentioned this, but a Dragonsfoot poster did an extensive job tracing the history of those D&D editions that came before the third one. Link.

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    Its a nice thread, though I pretty much have all that, and a bit more.

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