Happy International or InterGalactic Star Wars Day – May the 4th be with you!

How did your games and world change in 1977 / 1978?

Cross posted from my Man Of TIN Blog Two



2 thoughts on “Happy International or InterGalactic Star Wars Day – May the 4th be with you!”

  1. … I was born.

    My dad was never a gamer. I didn’t discover rpgs and wargames until I was in university, though there were a couple near misses – like my high school English teacher who I much later learned had a hand in various colonial wargame rulesets.


    1. Happy Star Wars Birthday?
      My dad or rest of family weren’t gamers either but luckily my Dad understood the benefit of crawling around on hands and knees in the garden and on the floor with toy soldiers, knights and cowboys. Dad bought me Military Modelling magazine and Miniature Wargames magazine in the early 80s when I was old enough to read it. I think he enjoyed the history articles in these magazines as he had been an evacuated child in WW2 and conscript British National Serviceman in the Cold War late 50s.
      My late Dad even bought me the first D&D starter pack boxed set in the mid 80s; unboxed I still have most of it and 40 years on, I still can’t get my head round it! Luckily the free public branch and school library service gave me access to Featherstone books and history books, otherwise I would never have seen or afforded them.

      After I left school and by my College years, wargames dipped out of importance as I didn’t know many other gamers again until my late 30s. I still mostly play and enjoy simple solo games.

      What a shame you didn’t know your high school teacher was a gamer. Who was your high school English teacher? Would people know his name from rulesets?


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