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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #30 on: August 12, 2015, 04:47:40 AM »
Come talk to me when you've built a single solar system for this ridiculous creaking mass of an RPG and then we'll have some real nostalgia...

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I actually fought at least 2 battles using the Delta-Vee system, too.  Never again.
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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #31 on: August 13, 2015, 12:42:53 PM »
I actually LIKED World Killer and the Cartesian representation of 3D space...then again, I liked trig a lot too, so that may be saying something.

Delta Vee, on the other hand, like so much else that SPI did, just drove that sumbitch off a cliff...
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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2015, 07:14:52 AM »
Remember when Palladium was all about historical reference books?  So do we!
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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #33 on: August 25, 2015, 08:23:43 AM »
you want obscure?  we've got obscure...  O0
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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #34 on: August 25, 2015, 08:32:25 AM »
you want obscure?  we've got obscure...  O0

What you don't have is a link - http://grogheads.com/?p=8547
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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #35 on: August 25, 2015, 08:35:46 AM »
And yes, Combots is obscure. I may have even played it once or twice, eons ago.
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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #36 on: August 25, 2015, 08:36:42 AM »
I don't think I ever heard of Combots. Head of FASA of course, but f&ck them.

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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #37 on: August 25, 2015, 08:42:46 AM »
Don't be hating on FASA. Many of my fondest memories of gaming are from FASA games - Star Trek the RPG, Star Trek: Starship Tactical Combat Simulator, Battletech, the Dr Who RPG...
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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #38 on: August 25, 2015, 08:43:47 AM »
Don't be hating on FASA. Many of my fondest memories of gaming are from FASA games - Star Trek the RPG, Star Trek: Starship Tactical Combat Simulator, Battletech, the Dr Who RPG...

+1, why hate FASA?  :o
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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #39 on: August 25, 2015, 08:45:40 AM »
Don't be hating on FASA. Many of my fondest memories of gaming are from FASA games - Star Trek the RPG, Star Trek: Starship Tactical Combat Simulator, Battletech, the Dr Who RPG...

+1, why hate FASA?  :o

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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #40 on: August 25, 2015, 08:47:25 AM »
Burn the Heretic!!!
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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #41 on: August 25, 2015, 08:48:51 AM »
I used to love them (LOVE them), but they screwed me on a mail order back in the day. I ordered a copy of "Trader Captains and Merchant Princes" (the first edition, from '83 or '84 or so when it first came out) for the ST RPG. The book was a hot mess - pages double-printed, repeated, not all the content was there, some blank pages...it was an utter and complete travesty that ANYTHING like that could go out the door without being noticed. All they had to do was flip through the bloody thing to see it looked like a thesaurus and dictionary had wicked sloppy sex and left their letter leavings everywhere. And they never made it right.

I might still have it upstairs among my RPG stuff. If I have a chance later I'll go look for it and scan a few pages. As a tech writer/writer in general, sending someone something like that is akin to taking a hot shit into a book and mailing it to the customer. Unforgivable if not made right, and it wasn't.

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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #42 on: August 25, 2015, 08:51:36 AM »
(whoops, cross-posting, no idea how that happened)

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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2015, 08:56:32 AM »
"Trader Captains and Merchant Princes" is one of the few ST:RPG books I don't have (yes I still have all of mine stashed somewhere).

I will grant you that the editing and production values of many FASA ST products left a lot to be desired.
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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #44 on: September 08, 2015, 07:21:56 AM »
y'all oughta check out the ancient TSR ads out there on today's front page :)
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