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9/26/14 10:47 P

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I enjoyed it. Not sure I'd get into it for a longterm game, but it was a fun romp for an evening. I played a youngster just starting out in the guard.



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9/25/14 10:26 P

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How was Mouse Guard? I like the look of it (and have some Reaper Mouseling miniatures all ready to go for it), but alas I have no one to play it with, so have not bought the supplies.

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9/25/14 12:10 P

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Yup, GURPS. When we switched we never looked back. That's why I'm totally surprised to find myself loving D&D again.

MRSIOR, I'll have to check that game out. I'm a member of a group that only plays indie games, and they're always simple systems that we learn on arrival, then play a one or two-shot and move on to another system. There are a lot of simpler systems out there. The last one I played was Mouse Guard.

I haven't played 4th edition, and from all reports I don't think I'd like it. Call of Cthulhu, on the other hand, is a hoot. I played twice this summer and had a blast.






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9/25/14 11:09 A

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Smeg, now I feel young.

While I was exposed to D&D in the early 2000's, I didn't actually play any until 2010. Started off with Star Wars RPG (rules lite), Call of Cthulhu, and finally D&D with the 4th ed. From there it went to 3.5e and finally Pathfinder.

For rules lite story telling, have you looked at PrimeTime Adventures? I had the opportunity to play some years ago and it was enjoyable. Would have been more so if the people I were playing with weren't glory-hounds and one-man-shows, but that's beside the point.
www.dog-eared-designs.com/pta.html

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9/25/14 11:00 A

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I started with the Holmes edition in the late 70's. Then we moved to AD&D once the DMG was finally published.

While I loved RPGs, it didn't take long for the massive amount of arbitrary rules in D&D to irritate me, and I started a quest for a better system. In the mid-80's I thought that was GURPS, but after about 10 years the increased rules and crunch there made me start a new quest for a better (for me) game.


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9/25/14 1:35 A

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Wow, I didn't realize how many early issues there were. I wonder which one I played? If I'm remembering correctly, my first game started when my friend Wally bought a basic set, and I think it was around 1980 or 1981. Magenta sounds right for the box, but that was a long time ago. I might have to look them up and see if I can remember which it was for sure. I know we ended up playing AD&D at some point, but I don't really remember having to rebuild our characters.

I'd make a lousy historian. LOL

Edited to add ... yup, it was the purple/magenta box, so 1981. Thanks for the memories ...

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9/24/14 9:43 A

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There's been a lot of purchases since then.

Probably the geekiest is that I now own every edition of Dungeons & Dragons that was published before the WOTC buy-out. Not every supplement for every edition, but every basic set. And not AD&D--that's a completely different game (just ask Gary)!

Specifically:

- the 1974 "White Box" edition (4th printing, IIRC).
- the 1977 Basic Set (Holmes blue box)
- the 1981 Basic Set (Moldvay magenta box)
- the 1983 Basic Set (Mentzer red box)
- the 1991 Rules Cyclopedia (Allston hard cover)
- the 1991 "New Easy-to-Master Dungeons & Dragons Game" (Denning Black Box)

It's neat to see how the game evolved over that time.

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And today I got the DVD for the complete series of the Dungeons & Dragons animated series from the 1980's

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I got my boxes from amazon today--Rat on a Stick, an old Judge's Guild module for T&T, and Star Hero.

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