Tag Archives: Jon Peterson

Before 'D&D,' There Was 'Chainmail.' But Before 'Chainmail'…

Before 'D&D,' There Was 'Chainmail.' But Before 'Chainmail'…

It’s widely known that ‘Dungeons & Dragons,’ created by Gary Gygax and Dave Arneson, was the successor of Gygax and Jeff Perren’s earlier work titled ‘Chainmail.’ But this week an interesting find was shared by wargame historian Jon Peterson over on his blog, ‘Playing at the World,’ and it’s definitely a bit of disruptive news… Read More

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A Little History With Your D&D?

A Little History With Your D&D?

Dungeons & Dragons is back in the news, what with it being 40 years old (Happy Birthday, D&D!) and the release of the new Starter Set. Hopefully this means lots and lots of new players and new fans. There’s a lot of history when it comes to D&D, however, and anyone discovering it for the first time might also be interested in its history. Read More