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Matt Thrower
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Okay, I'm sorry about this - because I'm the author - but my book on tabletop games is out today, and I'm idiotically excited.

https://www.amazon.com/Tabletop-Gaming-Manual-diverse-tablet...

Although I tried to write it for a broad audience which included dedicated hobby gamers, new folk will inevitably learn more from it than those with more experience. So I'd love to get it in front of as many newly-minted gamers as possible.

If you know anyone that might like this, or you might just benefit from learning a bit more about tabletop gaming as a hobby, please let them know.

Here's some photos I took of my advance copy.


(As well as the author, I'm also the hand model!)



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Looks fantastic. I ordered a copy. Thanks for contributing to the hobby!
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I managed to get a sneaky advance copy (because the bookseller made a mistake, rather than because I am special) and can recommend this. It would be a great book for school and public libraries. Matt has given a good overview of different facets of the hobby, written in his usual entertaining style.

The old hands here will want to own it because completeness, but I think it's particularly useful for someone who is relatively new to or just getting into the hobby.
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Agreed. Very good.
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My copy came in the mail today from Amazon.

It's a fantastically well put together book. I would label it an indispensable primer for anyone new to the hobby who would like to know how the tabletop gaming hobby started, evolved, and its current state. The book covers a dizzying number of topics, but each at a very top line level. As a veteran of the hobby there is very little new information for me, but the breadth of information is commendable. I would recommend this book.
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I have actually looked for such a book in the past. I am eagerly awaiting my copy.
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I borrowed this from the library the other day and enjoyed it so much I went online and purchased a copy to keep. Thanks for the great work!
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gavor wrote:
I borrowed this from the library the other day and enjoyed it so much I went online and purchased a copy to keep. Thanks for the great work!


Thanks for buying a copy and for letting me know - really kind of you to take the time to do so.
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MattDP wrote:
gavor wrote:
I borrowed this from the library the other day and enjoyed it so much I went online and purchased a copy to keep. Thanks for the great work!


Thanks for buying a copy and for letting me know - really kind of you to take the time to do so.


You should also thank him for bumping the thread, as it lead to my buying a copy too. :P

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