Saturday, 10 October 2015

GRIMOIRES OF YORE #2


I have been keeping an eye out for this book for a while until one  cropped up at a reasonable price. Amazon marketplace came up trumps and the book arrived yesterday. I've not read it yet, but had a quick flick through to refresh my memory of the pictures within. I used to get this book from the library back in the early 1980's and it is like meeting an old friend again.


Hmmm, must get one of those castles....

as well as that Dragontooth elf, second from the right.

I've got these orcs, but no longer have the Atlantic temple grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...


The author Dr. Holmes enjoying a game with his pals. Note the Rubik's Cube, widely marketed from 1980, so must be brand spanking new in this picture. (The book was published in 1981).

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  1. Excellent purchase.
    Do you know "Fantasy wargames by Martin Hackett published aound 9 years later?
    A good buy too.

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    1. Yeah, I got that book too, by mistake actually! I thought it was another wargaming book that I'd been chasing. But even when I found out it wasn't the right one I was still pleasantly surprised. It's a great window into another time, when wargaming rules where extremely varied & sometimes overly detailed...got your imagination going.

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    2. I think the detail was what made D and D so good....you could actually live in another world (almost). Particularly if you were as geekish as me in the late 70's.

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  2. I remember the assain with the cloak in the third picture well. He was a splendid figure, I wonder what ever happened to him?

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    1. He's a Ral Partha assasin...I've got one painted but not based yet to use as Foro Malas, the thief in Thistlewood.

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  3. Great looking book, I've never seen that one before. Congrats on your purchase! =)

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    1. Thanks Ace. Took a while to find it but got there in the end.

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