Angus Abranson (angusabranson) wrote,
Angus Abranson
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The Independent Gary Gygax Obit by Ian Livingstone

Ian Livingstone (co-founderof Games Workshop; author of the Fighting Fantasy books and a ton of other credits) has written the Obituary for Gary Gygax in The Independent today.

One of the things that I found relly interesting was the following:

"In 1975 the Games Workshop, newly formed by Steve Jackson and myself, which then operated out of a flat in Shepherds Bush in London, signed a three-year exclusive European distribution agreement with TSR on the back of an order of six copies of D&D. A few years later, Dungeons & Dragons was a household name, its notoriety in part spread by an ill-informed media that linked the game to black magic and dark cults, which only added to its mystique."

Six copies secured GW the exclusive European distribution deal! How times have changed!

Gary Gygax: Creator of Dungeons & Dragons (The Independent; Friday 7th March 2008)
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