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Re: #TBT: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #105 on: September 02, 2016, 05:17:54 PM »
I remember when Space: 1889 first came out and being completely perplexed by the concept and mocking it.  Then, a few years later I discovered the wonders of the Victorian era and dove head first into the game.  We had a lot of fun playing it (and me GMing it) but most of us were more interested in settings on Earth than in the whole Martian/Venusian sci-fi aspects of the game.  Still have all my books for the game but sadly the miniatures have long since disappeared. 


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Re: #TBT: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #106 on: September 02, 2016, 07:58:33 PM »
I never could get into Space: 1889. I liked Gamma World a lot more but couldn't find players or gaming groups.

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Re: #TBT: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #107 on: September 03, 2016, 11:17:16 AM »
Gamma World always seemed a little to cheezy for my tastes.  If I was going to play a post-apocalyptic RPG, I preferred Aftermath.

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Re: #TBT: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #108 on: September 22, 2016, 10:00:00 AM »
Sixteen Kilobytes for the Avalon Hill games in today's entry.

Sixteen.

Sixteen.

Sixteeeeennnnnn

It is entirely possible that... wait, hold on... (attaching doc file)

The doc file attached below is 20 KB in size. (Or 19, estimates differ.)

It consists entirely of a text reading, and I quote:

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FIRE IN THE GROGS TOO -- a four-player full team mp of GMT's Vietnam War boardgame Fire in the Lake, recreated in TTS.

The GROGPUBLIC OF ROME ongoing forum game thread

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Re: #TBT: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #109 on: September 22, 2016, 10:03:24 AM »
Of course, I programmed code for an ad hoc means of calculating combat for Red Arrow, Black Shield, back in that day, on a Kaypro II, so I know that could really amount to, what, sixteen thousand lines of code? Sixteen thousand characters of code?

It's just uncanny that an empty text doc today takes up more space than a full game back in those days.
FIRE IN THE GROGS TOO -- a four-player full team mp of GMT's Vietnam War boardgame Fire in the Lake, recreated in TTS.

The GROGPUBLIC OF ROME ongoing forum game thread

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR

The full pdf of Cry of Justice has been posted to the Grogheads Book category here.

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Re: #TBT: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #110 on: September 22, 2016, 11:20:28 AM »
I had NA Raiders, B-1 Bomber and Midway... all running on my C-64.
I even when into the code, it was just basic and not even compiled, and hacked around changing things to make the games harder/more interesting.

Good time.  O0
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Re: #TBT: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #111 on: October 14, 2016, 03:48:23 AM »
West End Games.  Man, I bought a lot of their stuff back in the day.  I liked Air Cav a lot but always had trouble getting anyone to play.  I liked the initiative system in Fire Team but felt the game itself was a bit lacking.  Soldiers seemed like it could be fun but that's one I never managed to get on the table.

I also bought pretty much all their Star Wars RPG stuff and still have a fair amount of it in a container somewhere.  (I also bought their Ghostbusters RPG....bad idea...)

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Re: #TBT: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #112 on: October 14, 2016, 03:54:05 AM »
I had a fair amount of the West End Star Wars stuff. Think I gave it all away. Stupid, stupid, stupid!
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Re: #TBT: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #113 on: October 27, 2016, 10:35:25 AM »


Heh. I remember these ads.
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Re: #TBT: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #114 on: November 10, 2016, 07:59:20 AM »
today's nerdiness is a glimpse into "if Mirth was a grown-up in the 80s"
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Re: #TBT: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #115 on: November 10, 2016, 11:12:43 AM »
I had forgotten just how far back Epyx went. Ah, ye Temple of Apshai -- a game updated several times afterward iirc.
FIRE IN THE GROGS TOO -- a four-player full team mp of GMT's Vietnam War boardgame Fire in the Lake, recreated in TTS.

The GROGPUBLIC OF ROME ongoing forum game thread

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

PanzOrc Corpz Generals -- Season One complete; Fantasy Wars AAR

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Re: #TBT: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #116 on: November 10, 2016, 11:14:35 AM »
today's nerdiness is a glimpse into "if Mirth was a grown-up in the 80s"

Hell, I'm not a grown-up now.
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« Reply #117 on: November 12, 2016, 09:16:45 PM »
WEG was indeed awesome. I loved Air Cav, but I too was never able to play it other than solo.

I was especially a huge fan of Paranoia, the very sick and twisted RPG that WEG put out. I still have all the books. Loved loved the sense of humor in those.

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« Reply #118 on: November 24, 2016, 08:43:58 AM »
We even found a TANKSgiving one for y'all ;)
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Re: #TBT: Gaming Nostalgia!
« Reply #119 on: November 24, 2016, 08:47:53 AM »
We even found a TANKSgiving one for y'all ;)

I suppose I have to go all the way to the front page to see it <sigh>
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