Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Origins and Beginnings 3

Not long after being introduced to fantasy roleplaying another game was flagged up. This game, now the subject of much debate and differing opinions, was in its original incarnation a system that allowed entertaining and varied fantasy skirmish games to be played out in an hour or so. It is of course none other than the first edition of Warhammer.

The companion set, shown below expanded on the original game and allowed more detailed and larger forces to be fielded.

Beyond this point, I have never ventured, staying with the same game that was the first tabletop game I was introduced to. Now there are too many systems and rules books, each vying for their share of the market and your hard earned cash.

Every now and then both of these sets are brought out from their box in the attic and a few solo games are played. The fun and entertainment can still be found in these copies of this system, the more recent editions I cannot comment on.

Tomorrow brings the possibility of major changes to standing and organisation of the country that I live in. Rather than pass comment on this I will leave you with some words of wisdom from Charles Bukowski:

“what matters most is how well you walk through the fire.”

Regardless of the outcome there will be fires to walk through. 

Cheers for now

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