A hard week of work receives its reward as my copy of C. R. Brandon's Heroes & Other Worlds adventure game arrives in the mail (accompanied by the inaugural issue of the HOW fanzine, Cauldron). When I was a wee gamer, I was often intrigued by the ads in Dragon for the various components of Metagaming's Fantasy Trip series. Roger Stine's cover illustration for In the Labyrinth was particularly burned into my memory:
I don't know why I never picked up Melee, Wizard, or any of the other Fantasy Trip products. Possibly it was just because they were gone from the shelves of the local Waldenbooks by the time I was interested in moving beyond TSR games.
But the publication of HOW, a "simulacrum" of The Fantasy Trip, has allowed me to rectify that lapse of youth, and I plan to play the game and review it here on Vargold. Stay tuned!