Tuesday, November 16, 2021

I'LL USE MY BRODE SORD!

 Ah, HeroQuest...the game that literally set me on the path of nerddom. 

In the backtimes, before the Rona, I backed the Kickstarter or whatever to fund the reissue of HeroQuest. 

It arrived on my doorstep last week, in all of it's chonky glory.

It's a nice, if pricey, piece of nostalgia. I tried to play it with some of the kids at board game club, but public school children are currently feral and lack the basic social skills to play a board game. That, however, is another story, and one unrelated to gaming. 

The 'Bro has dropped an app that allows for solo play. Sadly, I don't have enough space left on my garbage phone to download it, and it runs like absolute ass on the Android emulator I have on my personal laptop. Luckily, my wife-to-be is giving me an unused tablet she found while sorting through her late father's belongings, so soon I'll be playing HQ alone in a dark room...just like the good old days. 

As an aside, I love how the kid in the old HQ commercial slaps down Fire of Wrath like it's some kind of game-changer...FoW is the arguably the worst spell in the game. Now Genie, on the other hand... that used to be our boss-killer. 

In other news, that map generator I mentioned has rabbit-hole'd me so deep with the campaign world I'm designing for OpenQuest 3 that I have to give myself a deadline or I'm going to detail myself into oblivion and never actually run the game. 



8 comments:

  1. >brode sword

    Hah! I, uh, I got that reference.

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    1. So it's pretty obviously Tony Jay voicing the US commercial, but is it Christopher Lee voicing the UK commercial? Have I taken leave of my senses?

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  2. Ooh... Do you know if it'll be going into general re-release at some point? As someone who never got to check out the original, I'd be fascinated to try it.

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    1. I think so? If I recall, they plan to sell at least the core set, if not Kellar's Keep and Return of the Witch Lord.

      I'm hoping for all the expansions eventually, especially the two that we Yankees were denied back in the day.

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  3. Hey, DMW: is there a way to contact you via email? Thanks!

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  4. Congrats on the engagement! That’s awesome news. We need women in our lives to keep us from degrading into complete savages. Happy Thanksgiving, by the way!

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    1. Thanks, man.

      It was a very, very short engagement, and for pretty sad reasons, but I'm excited nonetheless.

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