- Fantasy wargame
The rise in popularity in wargaming of the 1950s through to the 1970s largely coincided with the rise in popularity of
J. R. R. Tolkien's " The Lord of the Rings" novel. While wargaming was initially focused on historical subjects, other subjects also emerged. In the late 1960s, linguist M. A. R. Barkerbegan to use wargame-like sessions to develop his fantasy creation Tékumel. [http://www.rpg.net/oracle/essays/rpgoverview.html Role-Playing Games: An Overview] , Andrew Rilstone in Inter*Action #1, 1994] In 1970, the New England Wargamers Association demonstrated a fantasy wargame called "Middle Earth" at a convention of the Military Figure Collectors Association. [http://www-personal.umich.edu/~beattie/timeline2.html The Courier's Timeline of the Historical Miniatures Wargaming Hobby] ] The fantasy supplement to "Chainmail" (1971) led to the development of the role-playing game" Dungeons and Dragons". Fantasy writer Greg Staffordcreated the board wargame " White Bear and Red Moon" to explore conflicts in his fantasy world Glorantha, though it did not see publication until 1974.
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