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  1. Jürgen Hubert

    Archiving old campaigns / taking campaign notes

    As detailed in another thread, I am currently preparing for a move to yet another city. And I decided that this time I am finally going to scan in a bunch of old campaign notes and put them on my Google Drive instead of transporting all those loose sheaves of paper to yet another apartment where...
  2. O

    Trying to remember the name of a book series (Difficulty: Writen for for adults with reading disabilities)

    I was in primary school in England in the 1980s. In the mid to late 80s I got bored with the books for 10 year olds and some how got access to the bookshelf filled with what must have been the books for teaching adults with difficulty reading or other learning disabilities. It a fit of...
  3. Michael Cule

    A GM's legacy

    The latest issue of the Tekumel podcast THE HALL OF BLUE ILLUMINATION gathers together surviving members of one of Professor Barker's gaming groups (the Thursday night group) who talk about their experiences gaming for decades with the author of EMPIRE OF THE PETAL THRONE. They do mention the...
  4. PK

    SJ Games 50-Issue Space Gamer Bundle

    Looking at past you As you looked to the future? Geeks are confusing.— Chase the Bro-Bot Behold, a trove from the past! From 1980 through 1985, Steve Jackson Games published The Space Gamer, a general-purpose gaming magazine with features on roleplaying games, board and wargames, miniatures...
  5. Erik Sieurin

    Apparently, the Hulk turns 55 today - reminiscencing (sp?) about the Green Jolly Giant

    Well, at least according to Wikipedia... My first Hulk comic was the first issue of his Swedish run from Atlantic, which was his first regular one (there had been a few issues before, published by a company with the name of "Red Clown"). It was in 1980, I was nine, and it was an awesome comic...
  6. R

    Games based on the old Might and Magic series?

    Remember these old games? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlavtH2dYro If you're younger than about twenty, you probably don't. But for the rest of us, these games have tremendous nostalgia value. I recently spent several weeks plundering the dungeons of Mandate of Heaven followed by Blood and...
  7. Q

    Yooka-Laylee, Collectathon Revival: Rare expats put a game on Kickstarter

    Remember the many 3D platformers Rare put out on the Nintendo 64? Well, have a look here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=be5qVrtAM-I Yes, we're now at the point where developers are banking on nostalgia for 3D platformers. Kickstarter page over here. Really hoping that the characters will...
  8. Theron

    HERO System - WIR Champions 4e Products

    Here's a thing I'm doing. My favorite edition of Champions is 4th (the Big Blue Book). My favorite supplement for it is Classic Enemies. I'm blogging my way through it. Here's what I've got so far: http://myolddice.blogspot.com/2015/04/classic-enemies-part-one-of-many.html...
  9. W

    Let's Read: Cyberpunk 2020

    Ok, I've always enjoyed the "Let's Read" threads here and I've often considered doing one for Cyberpunk 2020. As noted here http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?751701-Cyberpunk-2020-How-does-it-hold-up-in-2015&p=18829036#post18829036 There might be some interest, so I shall push on. First...
  10. F

    [WIR] The Legend of Drizzt

    Because these books have almost certainly lost a considerable amount of their shine since when I read them as a teenager so it's a bit curious to see how they held up after all these years. Also, I found them at the local bookstore, three fat compilations. That was pretty hard hit on the...
  11. Quasar

    Marvel nostalgia

    So I was back browsing comixology tonight where I picked up XMen Inferno, all 500 odd pages, for 15$. Which kicked off a whole wave of nostalgia with me looking for parts of my marvel childhood. Pretty bummed there was no similar Fall of Mutants collection nor any Quasar or West Coast/Avengers...
  12. R

    [5e] Are the Shadowfell and Feywild still a thing?

    My favorite setting change in 4e was the introduction of the Shadowfell and Feywild. While in 3e we had the Plane of Shadow and Plane of Faerie, they weren't fleshed out and existed mostly as a justification for spells to work*; with 4e they became places on their own to campaign and I remember...
  13. E

    Nostalgia...............................?

    As a GM of 30 years experience (some good. some bad!) I am both amazed and dismayed by some of the posts on this forum. Although I am pleased to see the hobby evolving and new systems and new emphasis's take prominence, I am amazed by many (younger and newer I presume) gamers ability to...
  14. TrvShane

    Turning back time (old campaigns)

    Hi folks, So, I realised this evening that ten years ago I was planning for a new campaign with my long-running three-or-four-times-a-year game group. The campaign started about five weeks later in April 2014. It was GMed by three of us in an irregular rotation, with the GM from the previous...
  15. S

    Your Favorite Superhero RPG Supervillain(s)

    In a nostalgic mood and looking to indulge this afternoon in reminiscing about favorite supervillains from RPGs. I'm leaving out licensed characters from pre-existing comic book universes as well as video- and online-games (sorry, City of Heroes). Some of mine include... Professor Muerte...
  16. Four Color

    Old School Roleplaying and the Usefulness of Nostalgia

    I just read this article on recent medical research into the adaptive functions of nostalgia vs. its long-term classification as an illness of some sort. The article reminded me of claims, which some times come up in discussions of "old school" role-playing, that one of the primary motivations...
  17. U

    Re: [Let's read] Dragon magazine - Part four: No-one expects the 3.5 revision!

    Re: [Let's read] Dragon magazine - Part four: No-one expects the 3.5 revision! Here we go folks. It's been a ridiculously long journey, my writing style has evolved quite a bit in the process, and many other reviews have started and ended in the meantime, but the end is now within sight. Unless...
  18. T

    Critical Glitch - A Shadowrun Podcast, Episode 1 "Shadowrun Then and Now"

    Has it been a month already? There's another new episode of Critical Glitch up and ready for you. This time out we answer some listener questions, talk about voting and weather as they pertain to Shadowrun, and spend a while talking about Shadowrun Then and Now as we discuss the Shadowrun 2050...
  19. R

    [3.5.x] Premium Editions

    I didn't spot a thread on this, so apologies if this is redundant. I was just looking at the Wizards product catalog and came across the "3.5 Edition Premium" books. I'd known that they were going to do this, but, wow, sticker shock. Fifty bucks? Each? Mind you, this is not me trashing 3e...
  20. S

    (Lets read) White Dwarf #40-100, 5 pages at a time.

    So, I recently found and enjoyed Privateeye's thread in which he reads and comments on White Dwarf 1 to 39http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?405199-In-which-I-read-White-Dwarf-from-issue-1. That thread has been dormant for over a year. I decided that I wanted to continue the thread and tried to...
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