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"Battle In The Skies" Booklet Stretch Goal

Posted by The Fellowship of the Thing (Creator)
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At the $60,000 we will send every Backer at the $25 level or higher an 8-page booklet containing a facsimile of a historically significant set of documents: Battle In the Skies, or more commonly known as "BITS". 

This is by no means a complete set of rules, but rather the kind of working draft that Arneson would have produced by hand while working with Gygax. Comprised of 6 pages of notes, it gives you an idea of how much the drafts were changing before they got published.


Perhaps what is most visually appealing are the doodles that Arneson used to illustrate these rules. Arneson was known for his primitive fantasy art and some of it even made it into the first D&D edition. His players describe how he would make drawings on scraps of paper during game sessions to show what different creatures looked like.  


For those who doubt Arneson's contribution, this is yet more proof that Arneson was contributing work that would later appear in D&D. 

Help unlock this Stretch Goal and receive your copy of Arneson’s original notes for the BITS rules, printed in an 8 page booklet.  


BITS is being revealed here for the first time. We hope we can get you a copy of this historical document.

 Thanks!
Chris and Griff

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