Tunnels & Trolls was born in 1975, as a “more accessible” alternative to Dungeons & Dragons. Ken St. Andre wrote it as the game he wanted to play after finding D&D too complex for his taste. As the second role-playing game ever written, the publication of T&T also marked what would be the beginning of decades of gamers arguing over realism vs. streamlined gameplay, story vs. mechanics, spell points vs. spellbooks, and anything else gamers can find to argue about.
Flying Buffalo published the first version of T&T in ’75, and it’s had a fascinating history throughout its 40+ years, with editions published in multiple languages, multiple updates in the official versions, and even a few “pirate” editions. Ken says, “We prefer to think of DT&T as breaking the mold of numbered book editions. It is a Named edition.”
With the release of this new edition, T&T is going strong — as is Ken St. Andre himself. Following an incredibly successful Kickstarter, the new edition, officially titled Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls, is out, with a beautiful 386-page hardcover that includes a 50-page Trollworld atlas and both solo and GM-led adventures.
On Saturday, April 16th, if you’re in Glendale, Arizona, you can meet Ken St. Andre, along with T&T artist Steve Crompton, for a signing party.
Come see the game book, buy a copy if you want to, get it autographed by Ken St. Andre and Steve Crompton. Other DT & T material will also be available. Learn about solo roleplaying if you don’t know how that works. Learn about the fabulous City of the Gods where all Earthly mythologies interact with each other. Who knows? I might even bring cookies, but you have to bring your own drink. Bwa ha ha ha ha!
Visit Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls to learn more.
Deluxe Tunnels & Trolls signing
Saturday, April 16th at 1pm
Imperial Outpost Games
4920 W Thunderbird Rd, Suite 121
Glendale, AZ 85306