A Wee History of the Field Guide to Encounters
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Post Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:06 pm 
 

I spoke with Bob earlier today about the Field Guide to Encounters, got some history from him about the product. Post is on my blog.

There's also an excellent post about the Field Guide on Jeff Rients blog, here: http://jrients.blogspot.com/


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:10 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2007 9:17 pm 
 

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:09 pm 
 

I recently traded away my FGTE, along with most other stuff from that era. For me personally it represents the period of disillussionment for RPGs. Dungeon-based fantasy had been done to death at that point; it was either evolve or join the endless commercialized repetition.

A few like Call of Cthulhu or Paranoia suceeded. Others like FGTE & Bruce Galloway's Fantasy Wargaming tried really hard to progress, but resulted in train wrecks. FGTE is imaginative, but creepy.

edit: I just read your blog review, which mention the anonymous writers were unhappy with the art. In this case they are exonerated much of the creepiness. The art, particularly for the monsters, looks like it was done really, really, really fast.

  
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