Wednesday, September 6, 2023

The Ultimate in Adventure Games


  1. As my grandfather used to say "Those who blow their own trumpet are usually doing so with the mouthpiece of the instrument firmly clasped between their ass cheeks." He was referring to politicians, but it's just as applicable to game publishers.

    1. Unfortunately, you have to do it in order to sell any product (advertising) or even just get a job (writing a résumé).

  2. To this day, those books, collectively, have a powerful effect on me. Just looking at the three of them together there, I start to imagine endless adventures and infinite worlds. Ever grateful to Gary & Co.

  3. Truth in advertising! How unusual. :)

  4. If you wish in the world to advance,
    your merit your bound to enhance,
    you must stir it and stump it and blow your own trumpet,
    or trust me you haven't a chance.

    Wisdom from Gilbert & Sullivan

  5. "Wherever better games are sold" - always makes me wonder which games they would acknowledge to be better than D&D

  6. I remember how amazing the quality of those books was when they first came out. There was nothing else like them on the market and we noticed that and talked about it. They took a lot of constant use and remained not just intact but practically new, unlike every other gaming book I had. Even later TSR books such as the AD&D 2 PHB and DMG have fallen apart under much less use and much less time where my original PHB, DMG, and MM haven't.

  7. I'm all for the Farrah Fawcett poster, too, but that spread hits harder than the first time you hear Black Dog. Is that item available somehow in poster form?