I saw this interesting photo on Tumblr of Albie Fiore (author of White Dwarf scenarios "The Lichway" and "Tizun Thane"), reportedly from 1980.
Is that a Holmes box set on the table? Maybe a version distributed in the UK? It looks rather deep, and the black color stuck me as unusual. The other text is quite blurry, but it looks to me like it says "The Original Role-Playing Adventure Game" on the side.
Also, any info or ID on that DM screen would be cool.
Last Edit: Jun 30, 2021 10:48:48 GMT -6 by multiarms
That's what I thought... some version of Holmes based on what can be seen of the front cover at that weird angle. Check out the yellow at the top left corner and I think you can see some of the dragon's red body along the left side of the cover further down. Also, some of the lighter segmented dragon belly maybe?
Last Edit: Jun 30, 2021 11:39:19 GMT -6 by multiarms
Interesting observation about that photo: he is only using one of the two DM screens, because that is the only useful one of the two. Unless of course you clip handy charts to cover the psionics stuff nobody used over the other one.
Look at that glorious 'fro and 'stache. That dude had all the ladies back in the day. You just know it.
He got the ladies despite the Fro & Stache. He had a British accent.
I've been told that there was a point in time that the more ridiculously hairy a man was, the more attractive the ladies found him. That was slightly before my time. Although, my ilk did rock the mullet, and that's a whole other thing.
I remember Zenopus Zach wrote on his blog that the Lichway and Tizun Thane were originally written for Holmes.
I don't know if they were "written for Holmes", it's just that the intro to each said that it could be used with either "Advanced D&D or Basic rules", and Holmes Basic was the only Basic that was out at the time.