is given co-creator status of Dungeons & Dragons
and share in much that formed what we call RPGs.
Many cite David with the true origin of the ideas
and (written & unwritten) rules and Gary with
later work and help.
common myth is the Chainmail, by E G Gygax,
was the origin of the rules for D&D. This
is not the case. Dave had been playing for quite
some time before then and when a new combat
system was requested he looked into Chainmail,
only to find it too complicated and hard to
adapt for his players.
Naval combat game was the inspiration to the
rules. (Also why AC use to go down in numbers
when the armor was better .... )
good start is to understand what is Role-Playing.
Best to get going with a possitive. Then the historical
background begins to make sense.
there are other sites with this information.
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