I don’t usually get this excited about an item in the mail, but in this case I’ll make an exception.
Back in the previous century, around 1983 to ’84, I came across an even-then obscure RPG titled High Fantasy. It took a decidedly different approach to fantasy role-play, with no “hit points,” injury instead deteriorating your character’s skill percentile scores. Its character types had a distinctly different feel than D&D or TFT. And its solo adventures were perhaps the best I’ve ever seen before or since.
I bought every supplement available—or so I thought.
Last year I stumbled across mention of another book—Goldchester—and went looking for a copy. The only one I could find was on eBay for about $300, not a price I could justify, though sorely tempted.
Then last week I found a copy on Etsy for $50. It seemed worth it for the nostalgia factor alone.
Today, as you can see, it arrived! And I’m transported back to 1983, starting what would be a 2-year campaign in the Free City of Carse (Midkemia Press).