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In 40 Years of Gen Con, gaming guru Robin D. Laws chronicles the story of every gamer's lifetime. It's a history that reaches out to four decades of gamers to form a vast collage of the Gen Con experience from every point of view - from the gamers playing in the halls, to the staffers behind the scenes, to the exhibitors on the sales floor. 40 Years of Gen Con is a treasur ...more
Hardcover, 168 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Atlas Games
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Daniel
Feb 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
Hard to believe that Gen Con has been around for 40+ years. Heck, hard to believe that roleplaying games have been around for almost that long! And right there, in the space where believing these statements are, amazingly, true, is where 40 Years of Gen Con lives.

Robin Laws had his work cut out for him in setting out to put together this book. Made up of a pastiche of chronological interview quotes from a vast array of people associated with Gen Con throughout its history, the book gives you a t
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John
May 19, 2010 rated it liked it
I've never been to Gen Con, but this was still an interesting book, particularly the sections covering the early years where the author presents things in such a way as to make a reasonable case for the event being integral to the growth of roleplaying games.
Bruce
Sep 01, 2007 rated it really liked it
I'm biased of course, but this was a really great look at the history of Gen Con. Robin did an excellent job of putting it all together; it's full of great stories and history.
Nicole
Aug 29, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: gamers
A delightful book of recollections from Gen Con founders, organizers, exhibitors, and attendees. A real historical gem.
Brian
Oct 20, 2009 rated it it was ok
I wish that there had been fewer architecture photos and more people photos. Anyway it was good, I liked it OK.
Shannon Appelcline
Sep 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
An excellent book that is full of interesting quotes from notable people and organized in such a way as to tell a compelling story.
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Writer and game designer Robin D. Laws brought you such roleplaying games as Ashen Stars, The Esoterrorists, The Dying Earth, Heroquest and Feng Shui. He is the author of seven novels, most recently The Worldwound Gambit from Paizo. For Robin's much-praised works of gaming history and analysis, see Hamlet's Hit Points, Robin's Laws of Game Mastering and 40 Years of Gen Con.
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