I have been reminiscing about my roleplaying days back before The Flood. As a result I looked around and found the old "The Fantasy Trip" rules books on the net and started wondering if I could scare up a few players interested in reviving an old rule set from the Dawn of the RPG era.
For those unborn back in the mid to late '70's when D&D and other similar games first started showing up in basements and dorm rooms, Steve Jackson designed a cool little pocket rules set or "microgame" called 'Melee'. It was played on a hex grid and simulated non-magical combat in a fantasy setting. 'Melee' was followed by 'Wizard' which used the same basic rules but added spell casting. My pals and I musta played thousands of games because they were easy and quick and tons of fun. Later these rules were expanded a bit and the books were enlarged becoming Advanced Melee and Advanced Wizard. A further supplement called 'Into the Labyrinth' became the roleplaying element with the first two titles comprising the combat system. The whole thing was simple to learn and fun to play. The mechanics of the game make the narrative part much more enjoyable than some other, more elaborate rules.
Anyway, I don't know if there is a very active group of RPG players at the store but if so, would anyone be interested in discussing the idea of a champagne? Might be a fun break from other systems that folks are used to.
Oh man that is funny. I meant "campaign". I would be glad to discuss "champagne" as well but that's a different forum all together.