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The original D&D was published as a box set in 1974 and featured only a handful of the elements for which the game is known today: just three character classes ( fighting-man , magic-user , and cleric ); four races ( human , dwarf , elf , and hobbit ); only a few monsters; only three alignments (lawful, neutral, and chaotic). The rules assumed that players owned and played the miniatures wargame Chainmail and used its measurement and combat systems. An optional combat system was included within the rules that later developed into the sole combat system of later versions of the game. In addition, the rules presumed ownership of Outdoor Survival , a board game by then-unaffiliated company Avalon Hill for outdoor exploration and adventure. D&D was a radically new gaming concept at the time, and it was difficult for players without prior tabletop wargaming experience to grasp the vague rules. The release of the Greyhawk supplement removed the game's dependency on the Chainmail rules, [1] and made it much easier for new, non-wargaming players to grasp the concepts of play. It also inadvertently aided the growth of competing game publishers, since just about anyone who grasped the concepts behind the game could write smoother and easier to use rules systems and sell them to the growing D&D fanbase ( Tunnels & Trolls being the first such). [2]

The earliest cover in this exhibition is Richard Rodgers’ Rodgers – Hart Musical Comedy Hits by Columbia Records, which dates back to 1940 and features a photograph by an unknown photographer, but visitors can also enjoy covers right up to the present day, across all genres of music, and including some extremely well-known photographic names. In fact a whole section is dedicated to “famous photographers who made album covers”, says de Beaupré, including William Klein, Richard Avedon, W Eugene Smith and Ryan McGinley.


Editions rencontres glimes

Editions rencontres glimes



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