Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fresh outta 1980 what?

Look at what I found. My original Star Frontiers books. And the maps. No box or counters, but then I can always print the counters off from Star Frontiersman.

Who says compulsively holding onto a game for almost thirty years isn't a good idea? I think the boys and I are gonna be playing this weekend! Oh yeah!

6 comments:

ColKillgore said...

I still have my set in storage. All this Star Frontiers talk is making me want to dig them out and get some nostalgic gaming in.

J Womack, Esq. said...

Yup. I think the boys and I are gonna zip around Sunday afternoon.

dogui said...

Please allow me to use this picture to make an rpg design post on one of my blogs.

Thanks in advance.

J Womack, Esq. said...

dogui: No problem. Shoot me a link if you don't mind.

dogui said...

Here you go.

http://actualplay.wordpress.com/2010/04/09/el-diseno-en-todos-los-aspectos/

Sadly it's in Spanish. The post talks mainly on how the distinct styles in the illustrations of both books (even though they are very similar covers) depict the differences between a Basic and an Extended rules booklet. I consider it part of Star Frontiers game design, even if the actual decision wasn't taken as design by the editors. I consider game design is everything, from the explanation of a specific mechanic in the game, to the book layout, chapters order, and even covers or book format.

Cheers, and thanks again.

J Womack, Esq. said...

Gracias. Yo puedo leer en espanol.

Your English is excellent, if it is not your native language. Much better than my Spanish!

I'll check it out.