Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Real Forgotten Realm

No, not that place where every street sweeper is a 5th level warrior.  I'm talking about Avalon Hill's Magic Realm.  This game is a true test of old school gamin fred.  Honestly How many people can truly say they've ever played it?   And of those people, how many people can actually say they understand it?

I'll admit that I've played it a few times with people, and quite regularly using RealmSpeak. but I'm not sure that I'll ever completely understand it.  My aunt gave me a copy of this for Christmas 1980. and I spent the next 8 years trying to figure it out.  It wasn't until I was in college that I actually met someone who knew how to play it, and it turned out to be as I had always hope it would be.  I honestly wish that someone would do a reprint of this.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Everything old is new again

Now this is D&D

To all who disagree, roll initiative. :-)

I just wish they were keeping Dave Trampier's original artwork.  Honestly, how can they top this?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Miniatures Monday

A wily sorcerer stalks the forest, seeking exotic herbs for his perilous potions!