I am currently reading and enjoying your E—book , “Playing at the World”. Chapter one was detailed and highlighted Mr. Gygax’s extensive back ground in miniature war gaming. .. Chapter 1.6 “In 1960, the fantasy author Fritz Leiber proposed adapting his inventing world of Nehwon for a ‘a war game, of course with heroes and sorcerers, citadels and swords’ – and even sketches a simple chess-based system before encouraging readers to ‘make their own war game.' ”..Like some many things in American science fiction, Edgar Rice Burroughs was the true pioneer. In 1922, the appendix of The Chessman of Mars:..“ FOR those who care for such things, and would like to try the game, I give the rules of Jetan as they were given me by John Carter. By writing the names and moves of the various pieces on bits of paper and pasting them on ordinary checkermen the game may be played quite as well as with the ornate pieces used upon Mars.”
Hey Jon, Where was this published? I can't for the life of me remember where. I do know I have seen a hand written version of it written by Ernie on the back of his Burne character sheet from 1976. Thanks, Paul
It ran in Bleak December.