I read the first book in the 90s. The characters are taken back in time and into other bodies. There is a man, woman and a dwarf at least. They use their modern knowledge to help rule. They make revolvers at the end and the main leader is killed.

  • thank you all!!! I'm going to read the series now. Feels like reuniting with a childhood friend.
    – flshgrdn
    Jun 11, 2015 at 2:13

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After checking with the almighty wiki, I'm pretty sure you read part of the Guardians of the Flame series by Joel Rosenberg..

It's about a group of students playing a fantasy RPG that get transported into the game setting - and into their characters (one a dwarf) - by their gamemaster, who knew it was real and was looking for a way there himself. They end up staying put and starting a revolt against slavery, founding their own haven nation, and starting some modern tech (including gunpowder and eventually revolvers). Past the first book the fact that it was a game on Earth doesn't get mentioned much.

Per the wiki, one of the novel collections was titled Guardians of the Flame: The Heroes, and contained books 4 and 5 from the series. This is probably what you read.

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