SPI Middle Earth Trilogy: War of the rings + Sauron + Gondor
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:21 pm 
 

mdr003 wrote:Normally I don't like SPI games


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Post Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:53 pm 
 

bbarsh wrote:
mdr003 wrote:Normally I don't like SPI games


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Ha... I was waiting for that. Like I said, I don't know why I don't like them but for me, SPI games just don't appeal. maybe its the layout they used, or the editing, or something.

Back when I used to wargame regularly though, SPI were the publisher of choice for the real grognards among my group - the rest of us used to prefer FGU, Chaosium, AH, Metagaming etc. Perhaps we weren't hard core enough.

The only SPI game I truly enjoyed was The Creature that Ate Sheboygan.

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Post Posted: Thu Jun 15, 2006 8:43 am 
 

MDR -

Back in the golden age there really seemed to be three types of gamers. RPGers, BGers and those nuts who fought out Napoleonic battles with miniatures. While most people didn't necessarily find themselves locked into one specific group, I noticed that peopole who played SPI games rarely crossed over into RPGs. Conversely, most nonboardgame fanatics stayed away from SPI with the exception of some of the "easier" games like The Creature that Ate Sheboygan or some of those capsule games.

My gaming group was fell into that category as well. We played only a few SPI wargames back in the day. Ironically, we were huge Star Fleet Battles fans - played every Sunday for about three years straight (and none of us like Star Trek). And that game is the model for overly thick and complex rules systems.

All that said, SPI had a huge and devoted following. It seems they still do today. Just check out SPI games on ebay and you will quickly see what I mean. Basic run in the mill SPI products consistently go for big bucks - especially compared to the likes of Victory Game, AH and others.


And I could've bought these damn modules off the 1$ rack!!!

New modules for your Old School game http://pacesettergames.com/

Everything Pacesetter at http://pacesettergames.blog.com/

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