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Author Topic: $18K Paid for a Single Page Piece of RPG Pre-History  (Read 369 times)


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$18K Paid for a Single Page Piece of RPG Pre-History
« on: August 26, 2008, 01:18:43 PM »

Single Sheet of Hobby History Sells for $18K
Dr. Martin Campion, well-known wargamer and game designer, announces that a single sheet of paper he discovered in his filing cabinet between two conventional wargame magazines has just sold for $18,000 USD. Read the whole story to find out what this single paper was all about.

This typed & mimeographed item was from April 1970, entitled "Domesday Book #2". This brief publication (not to be confused with the original census of Britain, AD 1086) was the newsletter for the IFW / LGTSA* wargame club of Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. It is of great historical import since it contained early drafts of the club's first 'house rules' for medieval wargames (1:20 scale), which were compiled as "Chainmail" (published first by Guidon Games and later by Tactical Studies & Rules), which in 1973 produced a spinoff, the Dungeons & Dragons game. (And the rest, as they say, is history.)

(* International Federation of Wargamers / Lake Geneva Tactical Studies Association)

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$18K Paid for a Single Page Piece of RPG Pre-History
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2008, 01:48:06 PM »
Wow...just wow.

 There is a certain memo from the early 1960s that I might pay a similar amount for if I ever had the money.  In the book The Making of STAR TREK, a page shows a text reproduction of a memo about the filiming of "The Cage" with Jeffrey Hunter.  It was about filiming that was going on that week.
 The date on the original memo is the date I was born in 1964.

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