The zeroth-ever role-playing game

I recently found a link to this World War Two miniatures wargame from 1966, called Modern War in Miniature. The most interesting thing about it, for most people, will probably be that it has some of the characteristics of a role-playing game. Most notably, the players can’t see the whole situation, but only what their soldiers could actually see (there’s meant to be a judge who sees the whole situation and relays information to each player).

According to this, David Arneson had played the game. So it’s possible that there’s a link there, as there is with Braunstein.

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