11. Which ‘dead game’ would you like to see reborn?
I remember seeing this ad for Fireland in RPG magazines back in the ’80s. It was such a garishly gonzo image I filed it away in the back of my brain in a futile attempt to save my sanity. Nazis and dragons can’t coexist in a fantasy world can they? According to the blurb (see below) those weren’t any old Nazis. They were “hordes of mutated creatures, demons and ghosts armed with rifles and grenades by their master, the insane sorceror Black Wolf”. Oh ok, seems legit!
Years later, the image was still haunting me… I’d never actually seen the game anywhere, no-one spoke of it. Did it actually exist? I found a thread on RPG.net that suggested the firm went bust after splurging on ads and crazy capital investment. And there was talk that it was possibly a more complex game than it needed to be. So maybe we all dodged a bullet there?
But it does seem a shame to waste such a gloriously gonzo cover. Maybe one to add to the neo-retro RPG pile of games that never were…
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