Kidnapped by the Barbarian Prince
Here’s what happened to me: I discovered this game The Barbarian Prince. It’s really Maliszewski’s fault, look you can even see the date of the post which drew my attention to this game is about the exact same time I stopped posting. Curse you Maliszewski!
This little gem of a game from back in 1981 is now freely down-loadable thanks to the kind folks over at Reaper. The rules and events booklets are conveniently available as word docs as well as PDF, so it was trivial to reformat them to booklet size, print them out, and staple them together with my handy long reach stapler. (Really, if you’re into old school stuff, go buy yourself a long reach stapler, you won’t regret it!)
The map was only slightly more difficult. I printed that out on four sheets of sticker paper and then stuck them together on a big piece of poster board. The miniature is a pendraken 10mm barbarian, who fits perfectly in the hexes at this size. Here’s the end result:
Seriously, this is a fun game. I highly recommend you check it out. It kicks my ass every single time, and yet I love playing it. The emergent story it produces is always fantastic. Even Lydia likes to play it: