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Help fund the printing of Designers and Dragons, Shannon Appelcline's comprehensive, 4-volume history of the roleplaying game industry!
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    HIRELING

    Back this project for just one dollar and you'll get a PDF of Designers & Dragons: The ’70s—immediately!

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    DIGITAL MULTI-CLASSER

    Back our project at this level or higher and you'll get PDFs and other ebook formats of all the volumes the project funds, starting with Designers & Dragons: The ’70s and Designers & Dragons: The ’80s. You'll also get immediate PDF access to The ’70s as soon as you back the project.

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    FIRST LEVEL

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    THIRD LEVEL

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    FOURTH LEVEL

    Receive FOUR physical books; choose which volumes you want from those funded by this project. Shipping by media mail anywhere in the USA is included. You'll also receive everything in the DIGITAL MULTI-CLASSER level.

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    MASTER OF RETAIL

    This reward tier is for verified RETAILERS ONLY! We will ask you to provide proof that you're a retailer if you back at this level.

    Get EIGHT physical books of your choice from those volumes funded by this project. Shipping by media mail anywhere in the USA is included.

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    PRESTIGE CLASS

    You get everything in the FOURTH LEVEL, plus all your book selections will be signed by Shannon Appelcline.

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    FOURTH LEVEL HARDCOVER

    Receive FOUR printed-on-demand HARDCOVER books (one of each decade, or another combination, your choice). Shipping by media mail anywhere in the USA is included. You'll also receive everything in the DIGITAL MULTI-CLASSER level.

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    PRESTIGE CLASS HARDCOVER

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    PLATINUM DRAGON

    You get everything in the PRESTIGE CLASS. Suggest a RPG-related topic to Shannon Appelcline—a particular designer, game, setting, company, or magazine—and Shannon will research that topic's history and write an approximately 2000 word article on the topic, expanding or contracting the topic as necessary to fit the wordcount. (If he wants to go over, that's at his discretion!) We'll make this article available to all the backers of this project in attractive PDF and ebook formats. It will also be posted as a column on RPG.net, mentioning you as the Platinum Dragon who made it possible.

    Topic will be subject to approval—please contact us before the campaign ends if you'd like to clear a topic in advance!

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