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    Any old timers out there willing to help with a Master's thesis?

    For everyone who has offered answers, thank you all! I have my own experiences as a long time gamer but getting other perspectives is very helpful to help me orient this project.
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    Any old timers out there willing to help with a Master's thesis?

    Yes, maybe. My research indicates so far that in the seventies there were players who had both "dodged" the draft and served in Vietnam and that the political split in one small survey was about evenly left, light, moderate. Still, lots to dig through, but once again I can't thank everyone enough!
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    Any old timers out there willing to help with a Master's thesis?

    I get it, they can be a beast. Luckily for me, the history department at my university makes us do 3 smaller theses rather than one large one and this is the 3rd for me, so I have some experience from the first two to draw on. On another note, I have a supplementary question. This one is even...
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    Any old timers out there willing to help with a Master's thesis?

    Funny you should ask, I am very early in the process and still dealing with research questions but I just made a bit of a shift. Originally my thesis was going to be centered around the origins of RPGs a part of a wave of escapist entertainment that emerged in the 60s and 70s. While those...
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    Any old timers out there willing to help with a Master's thesis?

    Both of these are perfect. Thank You both. everyone else who responded would fit, so if you'd be willing to answer the same questions in the OP that would be great.
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    Was Firefly Inspired by a RPG?

    I totally Buy Traveller for this it was far and away the most popular Sci Fi RPG when I was growing up in LA in the later 70s and early 80s. Metamorphosis Alpha was rare and while we played some Star Frontiers the folks in the groups and clubs I frequented back then did Traveller far more. Heck...
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    Any old timers out there willing to help with a Master's thesis?

    Greetings all. I am a long time gamer who started playing RPGs back in the 70's. I am currently working on a Master's thesis on D&D and other early RPGs from a different angle than some other academic projects in this area. I am looking to see if there are folks who began playing around 1978 or...
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