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11 Dec 2018 7:52 p.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "One of my all time favourite game sis Awful Green" to "One of my all time favourite games is Awful Green"
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    11 Dec 2018 3:16 p.m. PST
    11 Dec 2018 3:18 p.m. PST

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Sir Able Brush11 Dec 2018 4:16 p.m. PST

things from Outerspace …

this is a snits related early game thingy – !!!!

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2018 4:49 p.m. PST

Okay, that would be an awesome piece of art for any game cave! But, yeepers!! Over £1,300.00 GBP already!!! Alas, not gonna be on my wall…

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2018 6:18 p.m. PST

Love the game – had it from, was it Dragon Issue 28?

Goes and checks.

Yup ! PDF link

So I can remember that from 39 years ago but I can't recall…….(feel free to fill in the gap yourselves!).

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP11 Dec 2018 6:23 p.m. PST

Actually what an issue that was. As well as Awful Green Things….

The politics of hell landmark D&D article.

Swords & Sixguns boothill in D&D.

Giants in the earth heroes from fiction.

Elves in Wargames.

A preview of the DMG.

And a level progression system for players & DMs!

Truly – they don't make magazines like that any more!!!

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian11 Dec 2018 7:53 p.m. PST

Then later published as a pocket game by Steve Jackson Games, and later as a boxed game…

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian11 Dec 2018 8:44 p.m. PST

Played it once on a ballroom floor. Each crew was a person and 'extras' were the Awful Green Things. Nerf guns and balls were used for the weapons (and random effects!)

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2018 6:24 a.m. PST

thumbs up

Sounds very cool!

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2018 6:25 a.m. PST

You know, in a "geeky-nerdy-gamer" definition of cool. grin

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2018 6:25 a.m. PST

I'd have played though !

evil grin

Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2018 9:01 a.m. PST

Awful Green Things From Outer Space is vastly, vastly under appreciated. Probably because it's fairly unbalanced.

But that is a fairy shocking price.

Winston Smith12 Dec 2018 2:58 p.m. PST

Played it a few times back in the mists of the previous century.
I always had a good time.

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2018 3:41 p.m. PST

I love original game artwork.

Out of my range, but I don't claim it's not proper.


Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2018 4:41 p.m. PST

I can see someone really wanting the original artwork – I'd love some of the original art from early D&D books. Bet that goes for even more now.

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2018 2:25 p.m. PST

Wish Tom Wham was receiving a share of this sale. But since it was "work for hire" back then, alas, probably not.

I'd love to see SJG (who currently hold the rights for the game) do a full bore high-end version of the game, with plastic figurines, a sturdy high quality mounted board (no "valley" design, of course) and nice, hefty markers instead of thin, slick chits. (Hmmm…a kickstarter idea…)

stumer21 Dec 2018 2:34 p.m. PST

I'm in agreement on the kickstarter! Let's get a 3D version going now!

David Johansen22 Dec 2018 1:44 p.m. PST

I've wanted to sculpt some figures for it for ages. It fits with my doughy amateurish sculpting.

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