While most Gamers think of Kickstarter when it comes to crowdfunding campaigns, there’s many more out there. That includes Unbound. And, in this case, you’ll probably want to check them out. As an historian, this is just the sort of book that I’d be interested in reading. It’s called Dice Men: Games Workshop 1975 to 1985 and it tells the tale of the start of Games Workshop.
About the book:
Ian Livingstone, Steve Jackson and John Peake were the three games geeks who founded Games Workshop in their flat in Shepherd’s Bush. Not being a fan of D&D, John left the company, and Ian and Steve turned Workshop into a fantasy games specialist.
And 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!