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Posted: 5/13/2002 9:37:40 AM EDT
After reading Bendover's D&D alignment post, I wondered, How many "Old Wargamers" we had in here. Guys that predate D&D, Who cut their teeth on old Avalon Hill Games, like Panzerblitz, Panzerleader, Luftwaffe, Squad Leader, Tobruk, The Arab Israeli Wars, and Bismark or the lines of Games from James Dunnigan's SPI or Steve Jackson Games. Or alternativly, How many Role Playing Gamers, Played Role Playing game systems other than D&D, Like Traveler or GURPS? Any Micro Armor Players in here?
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Steve Jackson Games
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How about even before that? Metagames (where Steve Jackson started out) that made Microgames, Wizard, Melee, The Fantasy Trip: In The Labyrinth- predecessor to GURPS. Phoenix Command was another good game of realistic modern firearms combat. The terminal ballistics system was really neat-o. Or how about Blades and Battleaxes published by a small company called Mage and Mercenary Enterprises? Probably not, since it was another one of my failed businesses.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 9:49:04 AM EDT
I played plenty of Avalon Hill games. I used to get some wargamer catalog, had hundreds of games listed in it. Also played Battletech, back when they JUST started calling it Battletech. GURPS was good, also played Shadowrun and Marvel Comic Books RPG. Av.
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I played much Squad Leader and Traveler in High School. Then during Desert Storm a guy brought out the complete set of the D&D type game system set in space (I can't remember the name!). We filled endless hours of hurry up and wait with that game. It was a pleasant diversion. Edit to say Shadowrun was it.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 10:11:10 AM EDT
Flight Leader, Avalon Hill Napoleanic Wars, Avalon Hill D&D AD&D RISK Tunnels and Trolls Wasteland- Electronic Arts Bards Tale I,II,III- Electronic Arts Infocom Adventures- Zork I,II,III,IV,etc. Scott Adams Adventures - Circu 82 haha MAD MAX, Home Made Gaming system Flight Leader II, Home Made Gaming System Strategic Front, Home Made Gaming system
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 10:11:18 AM EDT
I prefer Rifts by Palladium... ...except that combat resolution takes forever... the_reject
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 10:20:55 AM EDT
it's all about Car Wars baby...
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Did anybody else besides me, have 4 copies of Squad Leaded plus all the expansion mod's , just so you would have enough boards to cover a coupla pool tables?
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 10:33:30 AM EDT
Don't forget Chess the original game of tactics. Ben
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 10:37:50 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Benjamin0001: Don't forget Chess the original game of tactics. Ben
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Err, that would be GO, not chess.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 10:41:45 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Liquid_Snake: it's all about Car Wars baby...
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Oh! I for got about Car Wars. I played that too. Very cool.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 10:44:22 AM EDT
I started out with Melee, Magic and a game called Starfleet Enterprise that is played with grease pencils and paper ships. I moved up to AD&D and hand typed/created a module over the period of 1 year plus. I learned how to type on my Mom's old portable typewriter. It didn't have the + symbol, so I had to type a / over a - to get the job done. Now, I anxiously await the introduction of Neverwinter Nights so I can take all of my paper creations and put them on the 'puter. -White Horse
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 10:44:57 AM EDT
Yes to all of the above, but the vast majority of what I do is GURPS. Pretty much every weekend since 1980 or so... :)
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i used to play shadowrun. me and my friends like to hit up the used book store and find the old RPGs cuz there cheap and fun to play. anyone Remember Robotech the rpg game?
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 1:35:51 PM EDT
Eventually my wargame collection will hit a thousand. Keeping my fingers crossed...
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[Last Edit: 5/13/2002 2:46:59 PM EDT by QBit]
GHQ MICRORAMOUR! CnC is even better if you can find them anymore. RPGs: D&D in all forms. Shadowrun GURPS TWERPS Star Wars WOD Smell of Napalm Numerous homebrew experiments ~ Wargames ~ Blitzkreig Red Storm Rising The Forever War (Mayfair Games, based on Haldeman's novel, OLD!) Risk Supremacy Numerous homebrew experiments
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I used to play Warhammer and Warhammer 40k, used Orc armies for both. I had all those expensive little Games Workshop miniatures imported from England, all painted up. What a colassal waste of time and money. Who knows how many hours and dollars I spent buying, painting, then playing 10 hour games. It was fun, but I can play the same sort of scenarios with Sid Meier's Gettysburg. i think that's the closest PC game that comes to table-top wargaming.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 3:53:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By raven: I used to play Warhammer and Warhammer 40k, used Orc armies for both. I had all those expensive little Games Workshop miniatures imported from England, all painted up. What a colassal waste of time and money. Who knows how many hours and dollars I spent buying, painting, then playing 10 hour games.
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Dammit man, don't depress me, I'm still in the thick of it. *LOL*
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 3:56:00 PM EDT
Most of those,plus a few others. SRM
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 4:17:35 PM EDT
-A D&D (til we started burning everything down) -Risk -Wizards, Melee -Traveller (had Smurfs to service the starship) Really got into the earlier war games on the TRaSh 80: Temple of Apshai -B-1 Nuclear Bomber (Avalon Hill for the 'puter) -Scott Adams Adventure series (bitch to pirate with 2 tape decks) -Slag (combination of Risk and Missle Command) -Galactic Trader & Galactic Empire Did anybody here play "The Morrow Project"? I think I still have the rule book, but never got a chance to play it.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 4:24:26 PM EDT
I was in the Gaming Club in high school and played Paranoia. Now I am old and married I play Scrabble with my wife. Sic transit...
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 4:26:55 PM EDT
For all you SHTF types....Twilight 2000 anyone?
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Originally Posted By Waverunner: For all you SHTF types....Twilight 2000 anyone?
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Hell yeah! T2K - nobody plays anymore..pisses me off! D&D since 1980-81, Traveler, just about everything....
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 6:51:30 PM EDT
I started in the early 70's ended about twenty years later. Played the Avalon Hill, STI and GDW games. Of course D&D and other roll playing games. Did micro armor and many other miniatures. Still have the stuff the somewhere. Wonder if it's worth anything?
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Link Posted: 5/13/2002 7:03:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aimless:
Originally Posted By Waverunner: For all you SHTF types....Twilight 2000 anyone?
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I was getting out of those games about the time Twilight 2000 came out-when I was playing this stuff "Aftermath" was the similar game.
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I played Aftermath.......good game
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 7:05:02 PM EDT
Squad Leader RULED!!
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Squad Leader RULED!!
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Alright stormbringer I believe you!
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 8:20:23 PM EDT
Tactics II Rocked. Aviator [img]www.milpubs.com/aviator.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 8:36:01 PM EDT
Played many games. Enjoyed Car and Truck Wars, Circus Maximus, Civilization, Air Superiority, Ogre, GEV and many others. Squad Leader and then ASL were my favorites. Typically played the Germans (of course). My friends would always complain they could not move on the board because I would often get KIAs and make rate of fire with MGs at extreme range. Seems to be harder to get together for an actual game lately so I get my fix with the Close Combat series.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 8:57:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Waverunner: For all you SHTF types....Twilight 2000 anyone?
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TERRIFIC GAME!! I loved that whole scenario/world. We made it to the French Coast, and then we kind of gave up on that game. But it was great.
Link Posted: 5/13/2002 9:18:25 PM EDT
I used to play squad leader and panzerblitz. Have not played them in years though. As far as computer wargames go I have had much fun with Steel Panthers and all the freebies that have come out for it.
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 3:33:38 AM EDT
Originally Posted By cyrax777: i used to play shadowrun. me and my friends like to hit up the used book store and find the old RPGs cuz there cheap and fun to play. anyone Remember Robotech the rpg game?
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Oh hell yeah. Robotech ruled, both the RPG and the TV series. The cartoon series is on DVD now, and I have started collecting it. I played a few games like that D&D AD&D TMNT (Teenage mutant ninja turtles) Starfleet battles Gurps MERP (Middle Earth Role Playing) Twighlight 2000 Battletech - board and RPG Superheros Ninjas and Superspies Aliens Axis and Allies Shadowrun on and on and on... Great fun. I wish I could still get some folks together for a good old RPG. Mike
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 9:19:20 PM EDT
Merc 2000 was even better than Twilight 2000. Anyone have the corebooks for them? I'll trade some 30 round Orlites for 'em.
Link Posted: 5/14/2002 9:26:00 PM EDT
I have played a lot of: Axis and Allies War in Middle Earth
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