Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Monsters! Monsters!

Back in the early 80's, I was lucky enough to be able to play RPGs at a place called, "Flying Buffalo."

Of course, you all know this place as the home of "Tunnels and Trolls."  To me, it was just the place in a Tempe industrial park where we all went to game.

Every Saturday, I'd get up and I'd mow the lawn and take care of any chores that needed to be done around the house.  Then, by about noon, I'd pick up my buddies and we'd cruise down to Flying Buffalo in my '72 Buick Electra 225.  I was the lucky guy who had a car -- even if it was a total beater.  :)

We'd buy Skittles, Dr. Pepper, Suzie-Qs, Starbursts, and other assorted crap and we'd settle into a looong day/night of gaming.

Mostly, we played Champions, some D&D (1st Ed.), and Tunnels and Trolls.  I was lucky enough to play with Jimmy (JJ) Walker (sort of), Jason Sato and I was turned into a badger by Ugly John Carver.  :)  I think Michael Stackpole was around a lot too -- I don't know if I ever played with him -- maybe.

Well, I didn't make a lot of money back then ($3.35/hour) but I did manage to pay my car insurance, buy gas, and buy gaming stuff.

One of my early purchases was "Monsters! Monsters!"  I just rediscovered it in a box during my move.  It's in good shape.  Here are some pics...  Sorry that they're blurry -- maybe I'll do some high-res scans of a few pages sometime...

We actually played this once or twice.  Brings back some good memories!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Please do post scans, the artwork looks cool.