Roll for initiative as Karen and Blake discuss the history of roleplaying games and the Monster Manual with Jon Peterson.
Jon Peterson (@docetist) is the author of PLAYING AT THE WORLD A HISTORY OF SIMULATING WARS, PEOPLE, AND FANTASTIC ADVENTURES, FROM CHESS TO ROLE-PLAYING GAMES. He was also a contributor to the recent retrospective volume looking at the game DUNGEONS & DRAGONS ART & ARCANA: A VISUAL HISTORY.
His latest book is the official D&D cookbook (for real and actual food) titled HERO'S FEAST.
Mentioned in this episode:
H. G. Wells' Little Wars
TSR (now Wizards of the Coast)
Telengard (computer RPG)
PLATO computer system
Backlash against D&D from Patricia Pulling
The "steam tunnel" case of James Dallas Egbert III.
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