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Re: #TBT: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #150 on: October 06, 2017, 08:33:10 PM »
I remember getting the board game of Diplomacy as a kid, and having almost no idea what I was supposed to be doing or how to play it with my brother. Consequently, I never bothered with the C64 edition years later. Wonder if there's a GoG-PC for it or something like that... (and whether the PC adaptation was even worth playing the game on).
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« Reply #151 on: October 12, 2017, 02:24:58 PM »
Napoleonic role-playing you say?!

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« Reply #152 on: November 02, 2017, 09:59:50 AM »
The Fantasy Trip was the only RPG I ever got into, via Melee and Wizard (I collected most of those cheap and tasty Metagaming Microgames back in the day).
What D&D I had played was proving pretty dull, with unimaginative DMs and Monty Haul dungeons.

Funny that you illustrated the article with the cover of the second edition of Melee, the one in full colour of what looks like two Halflings and a dwarf fighting a gargoyle. The gargoyle has his reproductive appendage hanging out for some reason - are there even lady gargoyles? Still, I once read an online post by a  self-proclaimed fundamentalist Christian gamer complaining about how he had to draw swim trunks on the gargoyle so he wouldn’t be offended!

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« Reply #153 on: November 02, 2017, 10:07:34 AM »
Funny that you illustrated the article with the cover of the second edition of Melee, the one in full colour of what looks like two Halflings and a dwarf fighting a gargoyle.

First, that's the one that was in the ad :)

Second, we talk a bunch of Melee in an upcoming episode of Dragon' Up The Past :)
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« Reply #154 on: November 10, 2017, 06:32:02 AM »
Buck Rogers...man I still have my RPG and am still hoping to be surprised by GOG when they add Countdown To Doomsday and Matrix Cubed... :smitten:

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« Reply #155 on: November 10, 2017, 06:37:28 AM »
Buck Rogers...man I still have my RPG and am still hoping to be surprised by GOG when they add Countdown To Doomsday and Matrix Cubed... :smitten:

are you talking about the digital game, or the tabletop game?
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« Reply #156 on: November 10, 2017, 06:49:02 AM »
The RPG is tabletop of course. The other two (Countdown to Doomsday and Matrix Cubed) are both digital, done by the same folks (SSI) that did the gold-box D&D games.

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Re: #TBT: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #157 on: November 11, 2017, 02:55:11 AM »
I had the Buck Roger's computer game when I was a kid :) loved that game and played it to death.... Even the 15 minutes of waiting for the tape to load didn't put me off, lol, very nostalgic :)
The RPG is tabletop of course. The other two (Countdown to Doomsday and Matrix Cubed) are both digital, done by the same folks (SSI) that did the gold-box D&D games.

I'm just interested BC, did you ever play the tabletop game? I never did, just wondered what it was like if you did :)

I'm loving the Buck Roger's poster on the front page :) it's very cool!!!!!
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« Reply #158 on: November 11, 2017, 12:42:39 PM »
^ I did try it once or twice but the group didn't really grok to it. They were more D&D players.

I had that issue whenever I tried to introduce new games - Twilight: 2000, Paranoia, Tales from the Floating Vagabond...they didn't take to Buck Rogers at all.

I loved the universe - it was rich and there were many fiction books that came out covering things, so it had all kinds of support. I just never knew anyone that actually played it and it kind of died out unfortunately.

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« Reply #159 on: November 11, 2017, 01:47:45 PM »
I loved the universe - it was rich and there were many fiction books that came out covering things, so it had all kinds of support. I just never knew anyone that actually played it and it kind of died out unfortunately.

you just summed up our entire point from Dragon' Up The Past #168
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« Reply #160 on: November 11, 2017, 02:49:03 PM »
^ I did try it once or twice but the group didn't really grok to it. They were more D&D players.


It's a shame D&D cornered the market first. Maybe other games would have Stood a chance to become established and loved, if D&D hadn't so completely closed people down to looking at other games. Not that there's anything wrong in loving a game and becoming hooked, just it's sad other good games fell by the wayside. I'm glad you got a chance to try to introduce it though to a game group :) Thanks for explaining to me why you thought the game failed, it's interesting :)

I loved the universe - it was rich and there were many fiction books that came out covering things, so it had all kinds of support. I just never knew anyone that actually played it and it kind of died out unfortunately.

you just summed up our entire point from Dragon' Up The Past #168

I really enjoyed listening to Buck Roger's being discussed on that episode of dragon' up the past  O0  I think you and Cyrano covered all angles of that world, computer gaming, RPG tabletop, and TV/movie stuff :)  I was only 11 years old when I was playing the game in the late 80's, so it's great to hear all you guys talk about it, you've definitely broadened my knowledge of that whole gaming system  O0 it's been a lot of fun and really interesting to walk down a Buck rogers memory lane :) I wish I'd have known about the books when I was 11, I would no doubt have devoured them!!!! Lol :)

Thanks guys  O0
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