Cool gaming finds #2: Space Master extravaganza!

My last post recounted one of my favorite used-game-store discoveries. Here’s another one, which differs from the last story in that it involves a game I might actually play someday.

Not long ago, I was making a rare visit to a comic store in a town I don’t often travel to—it’s about an hour’s drive from home. They had a big table stacked high with used games, all priced at a few dollars. I immediately spotted this little gem:

Space Master 2nd edition boxed set

That’s the 2nd edition, boxed set of Iron Crown’s Space Master roleplaying game. I’m a sucker for anything from the heyday of Rolemaster, so I snatched it up for $5 without thinking and raced home. The box was bound up with rubber bands and I was in a hurry, so even though the box seemed really heavy, I didn’t give it much thought.

When I got home, I opened the box and discovered why the box had felt so heavy. Here’s what spilled out:

What I found in my Space Master boxed set

That’s the Space Master rules, all right… and a whole pile of adventures and modules published for it. In fact, I’d say that’s a sizable percentage of the entire product line.

I think I’m pretty set as far as Space Master goes!

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2 Comments

  1. Simeon says:

    Nice find, Rolemaster holds a very special spot in my memory also.

  2. Andy says:

    Thanks Simeon! Do you still play Rolemaster, or is it a game that you remember fondly but don’t currently play?

    I fall into the latter category–I was introduced to gaming via MERP and Rolemaster and love them to death, but these days Rolemaster is just a little too complex to gain traction with my current circle of gaming friends. And I’ll confess that my own tastes lean toward the simpler end of the spectrum at the moment too.

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