First D&D Variant now available to Download

Jon Peterson continues his fantastic academic research journey into the history of our hobby by not only uncovering the first D&D variant ever created, but working with the original author to help make it available for download. Rules to the Game of Dungeon was originally written by Craig VanGrasstek in 1974, but he lost his original copies of the product. With the help of Jon, they’ve managed to rebuild it using Jon’s almost-illegible copy. Jon has also included documentation of play records in his post, as well as copious notes in the downloadable document regarding elements of the publication. As a historical artifact, this is a fantastic coup, because it shows how influential Dungeons & Dragons really was as a motivator for the generation of ideas and game systems into the blossoming of the hobby that we all now enjoy.

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