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James F. Dunnigan (born August 8, 1943 in Rockland County, New York) is a game designer, author, lecturer, and commentator who is one of the most important figures in the history of wargaming, founding SPI (Simulations Publications, Inc.) in 1969 after having his first wargame Jutland published by The Avalon Hill Game Co in 1967. Between 1966 and 1992, he designed over 100 wargames. He also wrote The Complete Wargames Handbook in 1980. He previously served in the military as a repair technician and has a degree in history from Columbia University.

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Awards

  • In 1975, he was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Charles S. Roberts Awards at Origins II.

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