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Review of Jon Peterson’s Playing at the World August 18, 2012

Posted by sandyclaus in Academic Technology, Gaming History.
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The importance of that fact cannot be understated. One of the great achievements of this book is that it doesnt rely on the memories and reminisces of those people involved. Peterson double-checks every date, every assertion, and every faded memory against the actual text of the myriad of fanzines, club newsletters, magazines, and other primary documents of the period the tale of how he amassed such a treasure-trove is probably worthy of a story unto itself. He also cross-references this material against other works that claim to give histories of the period and material involved, and often enough points out where they are contradicted by the actual sources.

via Greyhawk Grognard.

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