Musings and marginalia from a freelance writer
Super pleased that Cubicle 7 has teamed up with Humble Bundle and I can now pick up one crap-ton of Warhammer Fantasy Books – and the money goes to Action Against Hunger, so; geeks make the world better, right?
Geek History 101: Before they started charging lots for miniature bundles [ptooie!] and before Games Workshop’s started popping up everywhere, there was a glorious time when GW made trad RPGs. Yeah, pen and paper and funny-sided dice and everything. Full-Geek.
It was just a whisker into the nineties, and I and my friends pored over career-advancement charts and begged for Fate Points. WHFRP was not the first trad RPG I’d ever played (that accolade either going to Dungeoneer or Tunnels & Trolls). Warhammer Fantasy was the first larger, more fleshed-out RPG system we ran, with a rich world and lots of mechanics [not as much as Rolemaster, but hey…].
It was great. The radio was full of REM, 4 Non Blondes, a rock band from Seattle was dedicatedly tearing up the hymnbook, and tomorrow looked exactly like forever. Fun times.