well. you the idea.
So end of the world. Again. No pole shift. No whatever it was the Mayans said was going to happen. Of course if I am wrong we will all be dead by the time you read this so I am safe in calling bullshit once again.
Ok lets get on to some better stuff. Like end of the world in games! I could spend a lot time discussing all sorts of great Post-Apoc games but really I only want to talk about one.
A while back I mentioned that despite by ridiculous fondness for Mutant Future, I never owned a copy of Gamma World. Ever. Well Justin Davis over at the great A Field Guide to Doomsday heard my tale of woe and he sent me one of his extra copies!
It's only the book, and it has some water damage and shelf wear. Plus there is a 50 cent garage sale sticker on it...and it is absolutely PERFECT!
I have read Gamma World before. Friends have had copies and I have always meant to go out to get one but never did.
I am surprised how much I enjoyed reading this. This really was like finding some long lost artifact of a different age.
A couple of things I noted right away.
- This really made me appreciate Mutant Future so much more. So Justin, if your goal was to get me interested in MF more, then you succeeded!
- I can't help but think that the table of Random Mutations is perfect for a random demon generator for the OSR crowd.
So I want to thank Justin for my early Christmas gift!
I always feel a bit awkward when I get stuff. I appreciate it and love the books, esp. if it is something I have been searching for for years. But I also don't want to come over as begging for stuff.
So I think I'll pay it forward. I have some extras of books laying around, next time I see someone in our little group here saying they need one of them they might just get a package in the mail!