Christmas Came Early This Year
December 18, 2015
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Long time follower of this blog Chris Mata sent me a care package a few weeks ago containing massive amounts of Federation Commander ship cards, oodles of FASA Trek booklets, piles of dice, and a set of classic TSR Monster cards. My son about had a heart attack. We’ve been blowing up space ships and creating new worlds and new civilizations ever since.
Chris’s previous shipments included a pile of Steve Jackson Games microgames in their original black plastic pocket boxes, a massive set of AD&D hardbacks, and a rare copy of first Edition Gamma World. The latter was key to me uncovering something about the literary antecedents of the game and what sorts of decisions were made in the development process. These boxes of awesome don’t just save me from having to buy games all that often– they help me bring people stories and discoveries about gaming that no one else is talking about.
So thanks, Chris. Very few bloggers get space gaming packages that even come close to this. This is epic.
Everyone else: Merry Christmas… and good gaming!