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Welcome to the Museum of Role Playing Games. We use these virtual galleries to show visitors a representative assortment of rare, obscure, and out of print games, some dating from the beginning of the hobby.

Role playing games started in 1974, with the publication of Dungeons & Dragons. The hobby grew slowly, arguably peaking in the 1990s, but it is still going strong. Most of the old classics are known today only by name and reputation. They are rarely seen, and when available at all, have prices in line with their status as rare collectables. Interested readers have few opportunities to learn about them.

Hence, the museum. We provide detailed reviews, including the main mechanics of play and personal reminiscences. Where possible, we direct people to resources for those games still supported and played.

We continue to slowly expand to showcase other interesting and hard to find role playing games.

Our Building
Mock up of proposed facilities
Castle
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Space
Image courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech

Ghost door
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Superheroes
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City
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Books
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Fantasy Wing

Science Fiction Wing

Horror Wing

Superhero Wing

Other Games

Alphabetical List

 

We proudly display two special collections. The Tekumel collection features Empire of the Petal Throne and its successors for gaming on the world of Tekumel. The Jorune collection features two editions of the Skyrealms of Jorune game and a number of supplements for them. Both games featured unusual and well-developed settings, and had influences far beyond their small coterie of players.

Tekwing
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The Tekumel special collection

Jorwing
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The Jorune special collection

We note with great sadness the passing of professor M.A.R. Barker on March 16, 2012, aged 83.


May 23, 2012. We have added the Knight Hawks expansion to our Star Frontiers review.
June 13, 2012. We have added Changeling: The Dreaming (2nd edition) to our World of Darkness collection.
June 22, 2012. We have added Mummy (2nd edition) to our World of Darkness collection.

Email the curator (rdushay <nospam> at twcny.rr.com)