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Birth of the Game

In 1974, Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson invented the genre of Role Playing Games with the game Dungeons & Dragons. Gygax took his own wargame roots and mixed in Arneson's role-playing ideas and sold the game through a new company called TSR (Tactical Studies Rules).

Next came many games that imitated the D&D style such as Tunnels and Trolls. After those first years other genre's of background were entered, such as Boothill (Western), Traveller (SciFi), etc. Soon the rules themselves became the biggest change, with all sorts or experimental rules.



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