Jeff Perren

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Jeff Perren
Nationality American
Occupation Game designer

Jeff Perren is a game designer, a hobby shop owner, and an early associate of Gary Gygax.

Career[edit]

Jeff Perren was an early member of the Lake Geneva Tactical Studies Association along with Gary Gygax, Terry and Rob Kuntz, Ernie Gygax, Mike Reese, Leon Tucker, and Don Kaye.[1] Perren developed his own rules for Siege of Bodenburg, and shared them with Gary Gygax.[2] Early in 1970, the LGTSA purchased a considerable number of Elastolin figures, which motivated Perren to develop four pages of his own rules for these miniatures which focused on mass combat.[3] Perren and Gygax put together this set of medieval miniatures rules and called it Chainmail for publication in a Castle & Crusade Society fanzine called The Domesday Book.[4]:6 Perren and Gygax also designed the miniatures game Cavaliers and Roundheads (1973), the first game published by Gygax's company TSR.[4]:7

References[edit]

  1. ^ Livingstone, Ian (August–September 1979). "White Dwarf interviews Gary Gygax". White Dwarf (London: Games Workshop) (14): 23–24. 
  2. ^ Tresca, Michael J. (2010), The Evolution of Fantasy Role-Playing Games, McFarland, p. 60, ISBN 078645895X 
  3. ^ Peterson, Jon (2012). Playing at the World. San Diego CA: Unreason Press. p. 30. ISBN 978-0615642048. 
  4. ^ a b Shannon Appelcline (2011). Designers & Dragons. Mongoose Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907702-58-7.