Tuesday, November 05, 2013

A Brief History of Game 15: Genres: Super Heroes Part One - Shannon Appelcline

"Rough Beginnings: 1977-1980 One of the surprising stories of the industry's beginning is how long it took superheroes to catch hold. Dungeons & Dragons was published in January, 1974, and was becoming increasingly popular within a year. There were pretty quickly games in new genres, starting with Boot Hill (western, 1975), En Garde! (swashbuckling, 1975), Starfaring (science-fiction, 1976), and Metamorphosis: Alpha (science fantasy, 1976). Yet it was still another year before the first superhero game came out. " 4.5 out of 5 http://www.rpg.net/columns/briefhistory/briefhistory15.phtml