There is a good thread over at Dragonsfoot where people post their recent acquisitions, I thought it would be fun to start one here.
I'll start. I just picked up Stonehell Dungeon, and the Oubliette Compilations from Lulu. I continue to be impressed with the quality of POD. I'm going to enjoy reading these, and hopefully grabbing useful stuff for my campaign.
We'll have to see how this goes. We are running out of space for attachments (we are at 91% capacity) so we may have problems with photo threads.
Marv / Finarvyn DCC playtester (2011) S&W WhiteBox author (2009) C&C playtester (2003) Builder of the TrollBridge for T&T; Amber Diceless player since 1993 OD&D Player since 1975; Metamorphosis Alpha since 1976
"Don't ask me what you need to hit. Just roll the die and I will let you know!" - Dave Arneson
No pictures are needed, but as per the discussion in the Traveller board, I received my copy of the POD Books 1-3 reprint of 1981 Traveller in the mail yesterday, so I now have a super compact edition, and don’t need to care whether it gets beaten up being carried around.
Post by ampleframework on Jan 6, 2022 13:36:21 GMT -6
As a decrepit middle-aged man I mustered out of the Academy with a ticket to ride and an old training manual. "Classic Traveller Facsimile Edition" single volume digest. I acquired it for cheap through the black market starport known as "DriveThru RPG". It is considered contraband in the ODD sector so I must proceed with caution to my Patron for further instructions.
"Beyond the reach of human range, A drop of hell, a touch of strange."
I went on a little retro bonanza with the new year. Steve Jackson reproduced most of the pocket box games from the 80's. Being a car wars fanboy I purchased Car Wars, Truck Stop, Crash City (Sunday Drivers), and expansions 1 & 2, as well as Convoy. I also got the Ogre Bundle which includes Ogre, GEV, Shockwave, Battlesuit, the reinforcement pack, 4 folders, and 2 extra pocket boxes. While I was at it I picked up The Fantasy Trip Melee & Wizard pocket box. This one was a what might have been if the game was originally produced as a pocket box edition, which a lot of people think it was.
Actually, I don't have any interest in the new editions of these games. For some reason I get a kick out of the original compact and portable presentation of the originals. The original car wars was fuel for my imagination when I was younger and I had a lot of fun playing it with friends.
So the new year kicked off pretty well at my place- ran a game of car wars with the family (my girls accused me of cheating ), played some Sellswords & Spellslingers, and played DCC's funnel Portal Under the Stars. Oh yeah, I got a set of funny dice from Goodman Games too. It included all the odd ones like d5, d7, d14, d16, & d24.
"War is a game which were their subjects wise, kings would not play at." -William Cowper
"War does not determine who is right- only who is left." -Bertrand Russell
The Primary Rule: "Nothing can be done contrary to what could or would be done in actual war." -Fred T. Jane
"There is only one rule to our war game: simulate reality." -Michael F. Korn
Post by stonetoflesh on Jan 8, 2022 9:36:36 GMT -6
I finally broke down and bought a hardcover copy of Old-School Essentials: Classic Fantasy Rules Tome for "work-related research" -- beginning later this month, a gamer friend and I will be running/co-DMing Keep on the Borderlands with B/X for an "Old School D&D at the library" program at the library where we work. OSE also goes nicely with all the tasty Dolmenwood Patreon content I've been receiving.
Post by doublejig2 on Jan 20, 2022 23:49:41 GMT -6
I just picked up a copy of AD&D 2e Skills & Powers. Following Morten Braten's The Spider God's Bride, I hope to use the material for npcs, especially various rankings of cult members and those of other groups!
Last Edit: Jan 21, 2022 0:02:35 GMT -6 by doublejig2
DM of The King's Land DCC campaign. DM'ing Myria Dia, Against the Sorcerer campaign. Author [CB Knoepfle]; Dice or Die: Investigations into a Fantasy Campaign Milieu
Is the overlord invincible or is the invincible overlord?