You know what the best thing about renovating / digging through crap that you haven't looked at in years is? Old becomes new again ;)
I've already spoken about rediscovering my AD&D 2e collection, or at least most of it, as some of it is mixed it with my general RPGs that are now boxed up (for the most part). Still, I've been digging out a few gems, like the D&D Cyclopedia, The MERP Softcover book (I have the earlier boxed set buried somewhere), Pendragon, GURPs Discworld, and some more GURPs sourcebooks (GURPs was THE universal system before Savage Worlds' simpler system took much of that corner of the hobby).
So, not only am I far behind in the new games that I need to review, but now I have the urge to reread some of the old games that I haven't touched in 15 years or more. I'll try and get a review up later tonight of one of the newer games. Then I want to spend some time with MERP and maybe compare it to the newly released LotR RPG.
The Origin of the Basic D&D "Known World" or Mystara Setting - Black Gate got a great scoop on the origin of Mystara, the default fantasy campaign setting for basic D&D. Lawrence Schick says: In early ’74 Tom came ba...
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