I’m reflecting on how much I admire Dr. Dennis Sustare and his Bunnies & Burrows game from the 70’s.
Bunnies & Burrows (or ‘B&B’ as we called it, in homage to ‘D&D’) was originally published in 1976, only two years after the first role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons was published. B&B was very innovative for its time.
Some firsts in the game:
- First RPG in history to have a skill system (Classic Traveller, debuting the next year in 1977, would also have a skill system).
- First role-playing game to have detailed martial arts rules.
- First RPG in history to allow you to play non-humanoids.
- First RPG to appeal as widely to women as to men.
I loved the spirit and innovation of B&B! So happy to have played in Dr. Dennis Sustare’s B&B game at NTRPGCon back in 2013! Read more about this game’s history — a lot of tabletop and video RPGs owe more than they know to this lesser known game.