• Appendix N

  • The Literary History of Dungeons & Dragons
  • By: Jeffro Johnson
  • Narrated by: Brandon Porter
  • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 01-19-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Castalia House
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.7 (3 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Appendix N: The Literary History of Dungeons & Dragons is a detailed and comprehensive investigation of the various works of science fiction and fantasy that game designer Gary Gygax declared to be the primary influences on his seminal role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons. It is a deep intellectual dive into the literature of SF/F's past that will fascinate any serious role-playing gamer or fan of classic science fiction and fantasy.
Author Jeffro Johnson, an expert role-playing gamer, accomplished dungeon master, and three-time Hugo Award finalist, critically reviews all 43 works and authors listed by Gygax in the famous appendix. In doing so, he draws a series of intelligent conclusions about the literary gap between past and present that is surprisingly relevant to current events, not only in the fantastic world of role-playing, but the real world in which the players live.
©2017 Jeffro Johnson (P)2018 Jeffro Johnson
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5 out of 5 stars
By Dan Christensen on 02-28-18

A Must Read For Hardcore Roleplaying Gamers

Would you listen to Appendix N again? Why?

Yes just to make a list of books I want to read. I've read about half and have forgotten most of them. Going back and finding these gems will be a pleasure.

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Which scene was your favorite?

The review of 9 princes in Amber one of a favorite book but he's right it's a 70's period book.

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Inspiration Creation and Imagination

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