Posted On April 10, 2021
Been thinking about this a lot.
Ever since watching this movie.
Which is great. A must-watch for anyone interested in learning more about the evolution of tabletop wargaming and/or role-playing games. It’s a deep dive into the roots of the hobby, and surprisingly even-handed. But I can’t shake the feeling it doesn’t go back quite far enough. This is no slight on the film, just a bit of wistful musing about the movie might have looked like had it been made by Brits as eager to discuss Featherstone and Bath as the film-makers are to discuss Arneson and Gygax.
Spoilers: the right answer is – no one invented fantasy campaigning, and everyone did.
Expect to see more on this subject when time permits.