Tuesday, 9 April 2013

New Arrivals, Dropzone Commander also Little Mans

New arrivals, printed on the finest low quality toilet paper known to Lulu.

I picked up Tales of the Space Princess really as a curiosity, but it has reminded me of my long held conviction that E.E. "Doc" Smith's Lensman saga is what Star Wars would be like if the costumes were based upon 40s sci-fi.

Mystery Men! is more interesting, I particularly like the chargen system which is the sort of thing that makes me wonder why this hasn't been done before in other OD&D-derived systems - based upon a pre-agreed "power" level (Heroic, Superhuman, Epic or Cosmic) each PC starts with a huge chunk of XP. From this XP, powers are bought and whatever is left over determines the PC's starting level. This would be perfect for allowing high level D&D play straight from the off.

Also, been asked to read and review this for the forthcoming UK Games Expo.

Hostilities brewed up once more on Friday night at Stourbridge. Matthew Brady sends the following photographs from within the lines of the Army of the Pakamac. Toys are 15mm, rules are Black Powder (by Priestly and Johnson) and the result, erm, doesn't seem to have filtered through to the Northern press yet.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the review sir! Sorry for the paper quality, though on the bright side if your doing some bathroom reading and run out ... well, you know. ;)