Thank you to all the people who have contributed over the years to my growth as a game player, game maker, game teacher, and (now) game writer. In particular, I would like to thank:
My students, for inspiring me to write this book.
My father, for the games he taught me to play, especially Chess and Go. And for giving me R.C. Bell’s Boardgame Book, which (along with Rules of Play) sparked the idea for including playable games in this volume.
Mr. Sherman, who was my math teacher and dungeon master in junior high school and introduced me to pencil & paper roleplaying games.
The folks I roleplayed with in high school in Mississippi: Scott Hellard, Joe Hudson, Richard Hudson, Lee Parkel.
The folks I roleplayed with during my college ...