Thursday, February 15, 2024

New Release from Rob Kuntz: The 4th Category


Rob Kuntz returns to exploring the history of D&D in the year of the game's 50th Anniversary. 

I just got an email with the following:

The 4th Category: a ground-breaking study which identifies D&D™'s true origins... The 4th Category is Rob Kuntz's major update on Dave Arneson's True Genius, as well as a preview to his upcoming opus, A New Ethos in Game Design. Available NOW from Three Line Studio Store. 

Rob of course was there from the beginning of the game's history so it will be interesting to hear more of his thoughts on those events. Rob Kuntz was extremely helpful and supportive when I started out doing research about Dave Arneson. I enjoyed his book, Dave Arneson's True Genius. It is going to be interesting to see what this update contains. 

Get this book from Three Line Studios 

Did you read Dave Arneson's True Genius? Are you going to pick up this book? Let me know!

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  1. I own, and have read Dave Arneon's True Genius. I'd be tempted to get this one, except that it's only available in PDF, and I prefer print books.
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  2. This is the first I've heard of Rob Kuntz writing books about D&D history. I would be really interested in reading anything he has to say. Not only was he there, bit he seems pretty neutral in the Gygax vs. Arneson Wars despite his close relationship with Gygax.

  3. Thanks for the link, I've just bought these and can't wait to read them.


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