|January 5, 2007
|Everything Old is New Again
January 5, 2007
Today, there will be no pimping of me (mainly cuz I'm not
done with what I need to pimp) - BUT I will pimp out some things I like
(two roleplaying games and an older comic character getting his... fifth
or sixth chance) and a special wish.
A lot of people emailed me, years ago, about Aubrey's Bunnies and Burrows game. Clarine
DOES have the GURPS Edition and considers it a prized possession. The
GURPS book has been to find for many - not as hard as finding the
original seventies sourcebook, but almost - and just as expensive.
However, now anymore! e23 now has the
last version of GURPS Bunnies and Burrows available for purchase!
Now, to play it you're going to have to convert to the current GURPS or
use an older editions rules - oh no! I believe B&B was 2nd Edition
GURPS. If I'm wrong, and it's 3rd, well e23 offers 3rd
Edition to 4th Edition conversion rules for free, because Steve
Jackson's just nice like that.
Toon is one of my favorite roleplaying games. It was the first system I
ever ran back in high school and I was able to get people to play it who
would normally avoid roleplaying games. Well, that's also
at e23, as is Tooniversal Tour
Guide (the best Toon expansion, in my opnion) and the new Toon Munchkin.
It makes sense to combing the Munchkin games with Toon - Munchkin's
always felt like the heir to Toon anyway. If you've played Munchkin but
not Toon, give this a try (but you WILL need the core Toon book and the
Tourguide for Toon Munchkin).
Finally, comics. I like old comics as most of you know by now. In the
past year I've developed a particular fondness for the old Charlton
comics (it makes sense - they made a lot of the characters I like from
DC, like Nightshade and the Question - and while they didn't create Blue
Beetle, they reshaped the Blue Beetle mythos to what it is and created
Ted Kord, the second Blue Beetle). This past summer I discovered a
character named E-Man from Charlton - he was one of the few properties
DC didn't buy in the early 80s as he was actually owned by the writer
and artist who created him (a rarity for comics created in the 70s).
E-Man had a ten issue run in 1975, a twenty-five issue run from First
Comics starting in 1983, and random mini-series and one shorts for the
next fifteen years. Well, Digital Webbing did a new one-shot comic
with E-Man this past October with his original artist and writer. If
you're old enough to remember (and like) the character, you'll be happy
with this issue. If you're too young to remember him - well, E-Man's a
fun character and I still recommend it (I also recommend finding the
First Comics issues in back issues as that's when the character really
began to take a humor turn).
And, one last thing - happy birthday, Clarine. I hope your birthday at
a con is everything you hope it could be. *snrk* -R