Based off the sheets Games Workshop made in the late 70s that where still knocking about in Toy shops like Beatties, when the young Newt picked up on D&D in the 80s. In fact the creator, Peter Regan, comes from Leicester which is just down the road from Loughborough were I was when I bought my first batches of D&D stuff. Small world eh 😉
I actually got a couple when I rebought Ad&D 1st edition, but I’m down to get a pad or two 😉
One caveat ignore the bleepy music (apparently its a tie in to Computer Games of the era), substitute it in your mind for some Sabbath or Judas Preist \m/
Thanks to Gordon Richards for pointing this out 🙂
I’ve just heard that one of the founding fathers of D100 gaming has passed away, Lynn Willis who had a hand in a staggering chunk of Chaosium releases and was one of the driving forces behind the mighty Call of Cthulhu, went to the great gaming table in the beyond yesterday. Although I never knew the man except for his work on the Chaosium releases that shaped my adolescence/young adult years, the dedication and love he put into those books shines through and had a quiet but powerful influence on me.
I don’t think it was an accident I reached for my copy of Call of Cthulhu last night 🙂
Read the Chaosium announcement for more information
Over at UK role players Baz King talks about his early reminiscences about buying and digesting White Dwarf