Maverick's Space & Fantasy Gamer's Guide - any good?
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Post Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:12 am 
 

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Anyone familiar with the author and/or the book?  Is it worthwhile?


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 3:48 am 
 

grodog wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW
Anyone familiar with the author and/or the book? Is it worthwhile?


Maverick was a long time poster to the old FRP sales newsgroup back when I first started online in the early 90's (ah, the good old days). I don't know much about him personally, but he's very attuned to old gaming subjects and used to have a webpage devoted to TSR's old mini-games (Vampyre, They've Invaded Pleasantville, Saga, those ones) that was pretty accurate. I bet the book isnt' a waste of money knowing how knowledgable he was about certain gaming topics.  It looks interesting I'll have to put that on my list of "get it someday" along with the history of Grenadier minis....

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 6:59 am 
 

Badmike wrote:
grodog wrote:http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... eName=WDVW
Anyone familiar with the author and/or the book? Is it worthwhile?


Maverick was a long time poster to the old FRP sales newsgroup back when I first started online in the early 90's (ah, the good old days). I don't know much about him personally, but he's very attuned to old gaming subjects and used to have a webpage devoted to TSR's old mini-games (Vampyre, They've Invaded Pleasantville, Saga, those ones) that was pretty accurate. I bet the book isnt' a waste of money knowing how knowledgable he was about certain gaming topics. It looks interesting I'll have to put that on my list of "get it someday" along with the history of Grenadier minis....

Mike B.


Any chance that information (about the old minigames) is still up and around?  I've an interest in those ;)


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 9:07 am 
 

Ethesis wrote:
Badmike wrote:
Maverick was a long time poster to the old FRP sales newsgroup back when I first started online in the early 90's (ah, the good old days). I don't know much about him personally, but he's very attuned to old gaming subjects and used to have a webpage devoted to TSR's old mini-games (Vampyre, They've Invaded Pleasantville, Saga, those ones) that was pretty accurate. I bet the book isnt' a waste of money knowing how knowledgable he was about certain gaming topics. It looks interesting I'll have to put that on my list of "get it someday" along with the history of Grenadier minis....

Mike B.


Any chance that information (about the old minigames) is still up and around? I've an interest in those ;)


Here's the link:

http://maverick.brainiac.com/cmm/tsr-h.html

I'm a big mini-game fan too, bought Saga, Pleasantville, and Vampyre when they came out.  I brought these along on a summer vacation trip in 1983 with my high school buddies as we headed to the beach, and we about wore out Vampyre, even the buddies of mine that didn't game (about half did and half didn't) were playing into the wee hours of the morning chasing the Count around the castle.  It's not that drinking and chasing tail got boring at the beach, but at the time Destin (Florida panhandle) had NO nightlife to speak of and we were stuck ina rental bungalow with only a radio and tv that got like three channels about 20 miles from the nearest bar.  The non-gamers started out playing cards but we were having so much fun we sucked them in about the second night or so.  Brings back some great memories...

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 7:35 pm 
 

Hi Allan -

I'd say the index is great VFM. I bought a copy a couple of months ago, and it is really well done - very easy to use, comprehensive, great layout. If you have the magazines it covers (SG, Nexus, Ares etc) and want to look up info about a particular game, company or author, it points you straight to the relevant articles.

For $17 its a bargain.

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