Take A Look At The Gen Con 50 Museum: First Draft of D&D, First Traveller, & More!

At Gen Con this year, there is a gaming museum (if you're at the convention, head on over to the Lucas Oil Stadium) set inside a replica of the Horticultural Hall in which the first ever Gen Con took place. Amongst many historic gaming delights, you'll see there a plaque designed by Alex Gygax and Larry Elmore, dedicated to Gary Gygax, who founded Gen Con and co-created Dungeons & Dragons. Photo courtesy of Gail Gygax and the Gygax Memorial Fund.

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The original building can be seen below. At Gen Con, you can walk through a facade of the front, and a scale floorpan of the building houses the museum. Photo courtesy of Playing At The World, where more information about the museum can be found.



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Below you can see the actual museum entrance. You can see a video tour of the museum here, courtesy of Peter Adkison.



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The Roll For Initiative Podcast snapped a few more photos of the contents:


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These were taken and posted publicly by various fans:


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Lanefan

Victoria Rules
They have similar fare at Gary Con each year.
In the half-dozen times I've been to GenCon I've never seen anything even remotely like this.

Kudos to the Con organizers for taking on the role of custodians of RPG-ing history, and picking up the ball that WotC dropped.
 





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