Sunday, December 4, 2011

1e DMG acquired. MSH denied!

I picked this up on a field trip to the awesome Black and Read books in Arvada, CO. I was actually looking for a copy of the Marvel Super Heroes (FASRIP) rpg but came up empty.

Whatever, I've been wanting a copy of the DMG for the last couple of years, but had missed it on my previous outings to B&R, because they'd moved all the old school D&D stuff out of the used RPG section and into another section of the store. They had a shit ton of stuff. I should have taken a picture; it was unbelievable. I had to force myself to leave the store with just two items. (I also scored a copy of the Moldvay basic book, but my wife decided that I'd actually bought that for my 10 year old son and I haven't figured out a way to get it back yet).

Anyway, it's been 20+ years since I've read this 1e DMG I'm looking froward to sticking my nose into it.

In other news, I'm thinking of launching a second blog for my ICONS stuff, because I feel wrong about posting it here, which leads to frustration on my part, which in turn leads to less posting over all on any topic as I feel (for lack of a better term) creatively clogged.

Returning to the topic of MSH, I must admit some frustration. I played the hell out of this game in the late 80's and I had numerous opportunities to buy it, but passed them all up. Now, I want a hard copy really, really badly and there are none to be found at what I consider to be a reasonable price.

That said, for the .05 of you who are unaware, the complete MSH catalog is available at Classic Marvel Forever for free to download. Sadly, whereas I prefer to read novels in electronic format (i.e., on the Kindle) I require hard copies for gaming books.


  1. Cool score!

    I don't think your readers would have an issue with your posting ICONS stuff, here.

    I have an interest in superhero stuff, so I usually check out those kind of posts, from the bloggers who go to that place. On the other hand, I have no interest in Traveller, so I skip those, when they pop-up. Not that there's anything wrong with Traveller. :)

  2. You could set your ICONS stuff deep in the pre-apocalyptic past of The Metal Earth for your own comfort but, as James said, we shan't be disturbed by 'non-metal earth' posts :)

  3. I say post ICONS stuff here. I'd love to hear more about how people play & run it. I have it, but haven't had a chance to run or play it.

  4. Looks like mine. Glad you got your score.