Sunday, August 19, 2012

Livin' La Vida Dorka

So I am vicariously living through a friend's experiences at GenCon. Since I wasn't able to go (although I will be attending Worldcon '12 in a few weeks w/ media credentials I might add), I'm satiating myself w/ reading Dork Tower , digging through old game books, having a Star Wars marathon, and arranging mini's.

Up first is the OGRE Mk V that my friend painted for me basing it loosely off of an Afrika Corps pattern from WWII:
 It will go well against the PanEuropean Armor Battalion.

Later I was digging through some old boxes of games and came across this:

That's right, The Keep on the Borderlands using D&D Basic from 1981.  The FIRST RPG module I ever played. A human fighter iirc.  I'm highly tempted to rewrite it using a different system and rerun it. Just for fun.

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Allen said...

why "convert" the classics? the old basic/advanced D&D system works nicely if you have non-munchkin players.

Thirdpower said...

True, it's a good system but I've always been a fan of Palladium Fantasy 1st Ed.

Rob Reed said...

We'll be at Worldcon as well.

Feel free to shoot me an e-mail at if you want to exhange e-mails.

Possibly we could meet up sometime. I enjoyed talking to you at GRPC Chicago

Rob (Trebor)

Stew said...

I would be negligent not to mention FantasyCraft from the chill dudes of Crafty Games.


Rob Crawford said...

Given your OGRE collection, I was hoping you'd be converting it to GURPS. Or -- for the old-school flavor -- The Fantasy Trip.

Thirdpower said...

Which edition of GURPS though? I don't have the money or patience to keep up.

David Lawson said...

I hope this isn't a duplicate comment.

Is Worldcon/Chicon the event that used to be held annually at the "Purple Hilton"? Those were the days. We live close to there. Not sure we'll come out to the con, but it'd be great to visit with (more so if gaming is in the offing).

Gunnutmegger said...

There's a new deluxe OGRE coming out from a Kickstarter project that Steve Jackson organized: