Today is a very special moment in the history of this blog, and perhaps, the RPG hobby itself. Today, we are proud to share with you a piece of gaming history—a page from Gary Gygax’s diary from 1974, during the very creation of Dungeons & Dragons!
This important historical record, carefully preserved until it was sent to me last week by a Lake Geneva donor who wished to remain anonymous, sheds important light on Gygax’s thought process during the design of Original D&D.
Sadly, the rest of the journal--with the exception of this single page--appears to be lost to antiquity at this point. Still, I’m pleased I am able to offer you this rare look into our hobby’s fine heritage.
Without further ado, the Gygax Diary:
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