Sunday, July 31, 2011
The Boy picked up Heroica, which was the perfect alternative to sitting outside in the 110 degree weather. I have two words for you:
Here in ten years we are going to see a lot of kids coming out of high school, rubbing the LEGO track marks on their arms, looking for a fix. If we in the OSR are prepared, all we need to do is wave a bag of dice and some minis at them - and they'll be hooked just like those perch the Boy was catching. Tru dat.
Heroica is a pretty fun game. I don't know why I didn't think of it when I was ten. You pick a character, you track your hit points, you get gold and can buy equipment, and you can slay the beasties. WoTC may not sue them, but TSR certainly would have. I like it a lot.
It got me thinking though. Why not just use LEGOs to map your D&D dungeons, rather than graph paper? Hmm. Perfect for fidgeting players. Might even be good for DMs. I think I'll try that.