We’ve roleplayed for generations but Dungeons & Dragons is considered the first modern roleplaying game. It was published in 1974 and will be 40 this year.
This blogger has asked Wizards of the Coast whether they’ll be celebrating the birthday of their flagship RPG. At the time this post was written the press team of the Hasbro owned company has not responded.
As gamers we should celebrate this birthday; not just of Dungeons & Dragons but of modern roleplaying.
I encourage you to sign up to this Thunderclap. If enough gamers do it then roleplaying’s birthday will not pass silently. If we don’t bother then this important date may pass without comment. Get your gaming buddies, friends and forum pals to sign up to. Together we have a powerful voice.
Just when in 2014 does roleplaying’s 40th birthday occur? That’s a great question because there is no exact record of when the first issue of D&D was published nor even agreement that publication of a game is the most suitable date to use as a birthday.
Author and investigator Jon Peterson makes a great case that the 26th of January (Sunday) is the most likely birthday. That’s when our Thunderclap will sound if enough gamers care.
Is it the 26th? Say happy birthday to D&D and the RPGs with a Tweet, Facebook or Google+ update!
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