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Jeff's Gameblog
Tuesday, 13 April 2004

Got my copy of the first edition Gamma World rulebook in the mail today. Not only is the game intact, but the seller threw in the poster-sized campaign map! This earliest version of Gamma World is certainly crude, but I love the wide-open approach. Repeatedly the details of the game are explicitly remanded into the authority and imagination of the referee. A lot of games say things like that, but somedays I don't always believe them, especially when the publishers are trying to sell me a bunch of metaplotty supplements. Gamma World, like many early games, hands you a few sparse rules and pushes you into the water. You sink or swim on your own merits.

I started to scour the web for images I can use on my Origins of World War I board. Basically all I should need are flags and/or border silhouettes for each country and silhouettes for Asia and Africa. Finding graphics of World War I era flags for the minor countries is not looking easy. I may have to *gasp* go to a library and find some pictures to scan in. I need to get to the library anyway. If I'm going to do some Serious Wargaming then I have to do my homework.

Posted by jrients at 8:59 PM CDT

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