Monday, December 31, 2012
The Hobbit, Rolemaster, Angmar and Aging Eyes
I saw The Hobbit last week. I thought it was really good, but not awe inspiring. Not sure why. Maybe my expectations were too high. In any case, it inspired me to dig out my old Rolemaster Boxed Set (I'm guessing 2nd edition, as it is copyright 80/84).
Anyhow, I wanted to break it out, because I was pretty sure I had Angmar, Land of the Witch King, which was referenced in the Hobbit, inside the box. Sure enough, it was there.
I peeked inside to look at the maps. I always loved the maps in the old ICE modules. Excellent maps, a nice drawing of the Witch King's "castle".
Then I looked at some of the typeface, and I had to put the bad boy back. My eyes aren't what they used to be.
Damn 40s! Next thing you know I'll be wearing bifocals!
Typesetting has certainly improved over the tears.