December 6, 2017 by dracs
Something to pique the interest of you gamer historians, as a new book telling the story of Games Workshop’s early years is looking for funding on Unbound.
The book is called Dice Men: Games Workshop 1975 – 1985, and looks at how Games Workshop started as three friends in their flat, through the trials and tribulations of the company’s origins, on to the status it would one day enjoy.
The book itself, which is being written by Jamie Thomson, Steve Jackson, and Ian Livingstone, will be a full colour, illustrated hardback of A4 size, and comes in at over 300 pages long.
The formative years of Games Workshop is a very interesting period of game history and deserves delving into. In this time where GW has become one of the largest names in the industry and new games appear regularly on Kickstarter, it is hard to imagine how it started off in a small office in Shepherd’s Bush and two guys living out of a van.
“That’s what this book is about. A history of Games Workshop, not just the business narrative but the story of its founders and their journey, along with all the people they picked up along the way.
How did Ian and Steve do it? How did they get to that first Workshop store? What’s the story behind Dungeons & Dragons coming to the UK, starting a whole new hobby? How did Games Workshop grow after that? It’s now so big that it spans the globe. And along the way they invented an entirely new book publishing genre, too!”
This book sounds like a fascinating look at, not just Games Workshop, but also the earlier days of the hobby as we know it now. Given the now legendary status of the guys behind it, it’s good to get a look at the story of how it all started.
Do you think you will back this on Unbound?
"It is hard to imagine how it started off in a small office in Shepherd's Bush and two guys living out of a van."