APPENDIX N: A LITERARY HISTORY OF DUNGEONS & DRAGONS is a detailed and comprehensive investigation of the various works of science fiction and fantasy that game designer Gary Gygax declared to be the primary influences on his seminal role-playing game, Dungeons & Dragons. It is a deep intellectual dive into the literature of science fiction’s […]
If you have even the slightest interest in the history and origins of D&D, get this book! Jeffro does incredible work on his blog and at Castalia House. He single-handedly got me interested in the OSR and has helped guide me into Appendix N. I have not read the entirety of this book yet, but what I have read is just INCREDIBLE. You won’t just learn about these literary works, but you will also learn how they influenced the game mechanics.