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#TBT: Gaming Nostalgia!
« on: July 14, 2015, 08:24:43 AM »
While the GrogCast is on its Summer hiatus, we've got a new Tuesday feature for you: Gaming Nostalgia!

We're going to be running all sorts of old ads and articles from 25 or more years ago, back in the ancient days of gaming.  Keep your eyes out for some serious cobweb-clearing memory-shakers over the next few months :)
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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2015, 08:25:03 AM »
First up today - Recon, the RPG
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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2015, 08:41:23 AM »
pssst.... linky goes to "Got to Games: 7 Wonders" not Recon...
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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2015, 08:48:29 AM »
Recon is one I never played. Wasn't really a fan of Palladium's stuff but now I'll have to scour the interwebs seeing what a copy of it costs.  :knuppel2:

Reading that ad, I wonder how we ever survived the "Please allow 6 to 8 weeks for delivery". With all the ADD/ADHD out there these days, kids would probably be rioting in the streets if that was the case now.
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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2015, 09:01:44 AM »
I never played Recon either...role-playing in Vietnam didn't really appeal at the time, though there were plenty of ROTC classmates in high school that liked it.

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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2015, 09:07:54 AM »
pssst.... linky goes to "Got to Games: 7 Wonders" not Recon...

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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2015, 09:08:25 AM »
wait 'til you guys see some of the coming weeks :)
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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2015, 09:10:41 AM »
DriveThruRPG is selling the PDF of Deluxe Revised RECON for $12.49.

http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/61131/Deluxe-Revised-RECON-RPG

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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2015, 09:15:38 AM »
Hmm, I just found issues 1-7 of my ancient Task Force Games Nexus magazine if you need any content (if it's legal to do so, of course).  8)
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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2015, 09:42:36 AM »
Hmm, I just found issues 1-7 of my ancient Task Force Games Nexus magazine if you need any content (if it's legal to do so, of course).  8)

Probably not, as they are still selling PDFs actively:

https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/168819/old-task-force-games-now-available-pdf

...though after checking each link I'm not finding Task Force Magazine, specifically, just a bunch of SFB stuff. I'm guessing they'd still claim copyright on Nexus, though.

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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2015, 01:47:05 PM »
Played a boatload of Recon which was originally released in a near-pamphlet format.  It then became ADVANCED Recon (oooooh) and was given a folio release.  Painted up a bunch of 22mm plastic VietNam era Marines to play ownside and, if memory serves, some Italieri VC.  There wasn't so much with the role playing in this game as there was the period between combats where you resupplied, rested, and prepared for the next mission.  The combat was also that modifier-heavy, check 14 charts, mid-80s sort of a thing that made Twilight 2000 such a joy.  Still, for the topic, it was the only game in town and, searching the collection, I've found I have two copies of Advanced Recon for some reason or another...

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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2015, 02:17:30 PM »
if memory serves, some Italieri VC.

these guys?

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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2015, 02:47:35 PM »
Airfix soldiers?
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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2015, 02:52:10 PM »
ESCI, later Italieri, but, yeah, much the same thing.

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Re: New Column: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #14 on: July 21, 2015, 08:33:55 AM »
The key to surviving this site is to not say something which ends up as someone's tag line - Steelgrave

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