Well, lately my thoughts have been drifting towards summertime. I'll be spending eight weeks at the house in Fort Bragg (that's the one in California, folks). Many years ago Paper Wars ran a series of articles asking people which five games they would save if their house was on fire. OK, so this isn't as drastic, but what will I pack in the Rubbermade tub for the trip up north? I do have some friends up there who are gamers, although not wargamers, so I'll need a wide variety of games. I'm thinking I'll limit myself to ten games.
1. C&C Ancients (GMT). The ultimate "lite" wargame. Enough blocks and cards to satisfy the Euro-gamers in ol'FB.
2. Ogre/GEV (Meta) I can ALWAYS get someone (even my wife) to play this one.
3. Metamorphosis Alpha (TSR) Hey, there has to be at least one RPG for that crowd......... The original edition still holds up, and is Gygax approved! (See the book Hobby Games, the 100 best. Gygax cites it as his favorite game)
4. Cry Havoc game series (Std. Games). Medieval skirmish with a tons of support on-line. It includes outstanding graphics and the rules ate easy to explain to non-wargamers.
5. Squad Leader (AH). Original game; purple box. 'nuf said... Just for me so I can mull over some of the original scenarios.
6. DBA/HoTT (WRG) Miniature wargames that one can fight on a 2 x 2 board. I can always get the Braggers to push some lead.
Hey, what's this? There are still four more spaces left in the tub. Fellow gamers, I now ask for suggestions.... How about a little help?