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TSR Minigames circa 1981-1982
« on: August 04, 2012, 02:17:35 AM »
Well digging through some old boxes at the folks house today I found some great surprises (AH's Gettysburg I thought this one was lost forever), but the best and most disappointing was the discovery of one of my TSR minigames.  I loved these games.  Unfortunately I didn't find one of my two favorites Vampyres or They Invaded Pleasantville.  I also had the Alamo and space combat one.  What I did find was Iceberg!  Which I'll play here one of these days for the sake of memories.  I wish they had continued to make these games. 

I remember walking over to the Ben Franklin store from my cousins house and buying these games.  I think they were like $2 or $3 back in 1981/82.  My brother and I played the hell out of Vampyres all summer.  Basic premise map and counters.  You would fight monsters and find objects all with the final goal of killing dracula.  The Host and the Cross and the Silver Bullet weapon tolkens where the best ones.  It was all random from what I remember and took maybe 45 minutes to finish a game. 

I'm going to need to track down a copy of that game.

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Re: TSR Minigames circa 1981-1982
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 06:22:55 AM »
Revolt on Antares and Saga were two of my favorites growing up.  I still have both floating around here somewhere.

Saga always felt to me like a shrunk-down version of Yaquinto's "Mythology" game, but it was fun.
Revolt on Antares was sort of a sci-fi "Divine Right" (same map style, even) but was a lot of fun, and even had mercenaries!  (Which was very cool in 1982)
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Re: TSR Minigames circa 1981-1982
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 11:05:44 AM »
Revolt on Antares and Saga were two of my favorites growing up.  I still have both floating around here somewhere.

Saga always felt to me like a shrunk-down version of Yaquinto's "Mythology" game, but it was fun.
Revolt on Antares was sort of a sci-fi "Divine Right" (same map style, even) but was a lot of fun, and even had mercenaries!  (Which was very cool in 1982)

Wasn's Sage based on Norse Mythology?  I might be delusional in my memories however.

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Re: TSR Minigames circa 1981-1982
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012, 11:29:00 PM »
Vampyre:

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Hopefully that link works.  If not, search eBay.
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Re: TSR Minigames circa 1981-1982
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012, 07:05:17 AM »
You're right.  Saga was the Norse/northern Europe mythology-like game.  Random placement of heroes, quests to knock off Norse mythological creatures, and become famous.
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Re: TSR Minigames circa 1981-1982
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2012, 10:57:55 AM »
TSR page at the Classic Microgames Museum

http://maverick.brainiac.com/cmm/tsr-h.html