Sunday, October 3, 2010

Reviews of newbie friendly old shool games

I just read this review of Swords & Wizardry, the white box edition. The idea to review games that really tries to bring in new gamers while touting the old school horn is interesting. I note that the reviewer mentions nothing of the bad production quality or the uneven cut, like my copy. Damn, how lucky I got the bad copy. :(

At that site is also a review of Tunnels & Trolls! Having thought a bit about the 7th ed box I think agree with the reviewer, for a newbie this box don't work as is. Some better adventures and maybe some more thoughts about what kind of setting it can be used for. It's a bit hard to place T&T. It's solidly old school, with no setting. But, there's an implied setting which is even mentioned by name, Trollworld. That makes it resemble the newer games with a over supported setting. It would be a good thing to either drop Trollworld or explain how it differs from ye old medieval game world.

Good reviews all!

4 comments:

  1. The problem with all those Old School intro games is that they are hardly in a position to get to the newbies since they lack distribution power. So they continue to preach to the choir...

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  2. Your criticism do have some merit. But, on the other hand, even the big players depend on the internet as a marketing venue these days...

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  3. I did a pretty in depth review of T&T 7.5 myself.

    Honestly one thing we Net folks seem to forget is how barely utilized the net is for most people.

    For every 1 gamer deeply connected to the online world and getting our info from it there are probably 24 gamers who aren't.

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  4. You did Captain? Damn, I missed that.

    Mm. I guess that needs reminding, once in a while. Still nobody have their games at Sears these days.

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