Saturday, May 22, 2010

Just Arrived: Magic Realm!

It's here! I'd won a copy of Magic Realm on ebay a couple of weeks ago and it finally arrived today. I'd first heard about it on Paladin's blog and after doing some research I considered this a good candidate for helping me convert my board gaming pals to RPGs. I've yet to perform an inventory check, but the ebay listing said it was a "complete" game with all pieces accounted for. I'm actually skeptical of this, because, as you can see, it was not shipped in a box to protect the game, but in brown shipping paper (a big no-no anytime you send collectibles, duh!). Anyway, I'm glad I didn't pay too much for this copy, but it bugs me that the seller was so cavalier/cheap.

I haven't yet decided exactly how to use it: as is or to use the rules and basically create a new setting (like the umpteen that I've been working on already!). I've been chatting with a few veterans on Board Game Geek and I think I'll be using the revised rules, which aren't so much different as much as they explain game play better than the ones that come in the box (so I've been told).

So it's finally here, yay!

6 comments:

A Paladin In Citadel said...

Absolutely awesome! I will send you a link that has a dozen or so vidoes, explaining how to play the different characters.

You may also want to check out Realmspeak, which is a free computer-game version of Magic Realm.

A Paladin In Citadel said...
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A Paladin In Citadel said...

You can find some instructional videos, explaining how to play the different characters of Magic Realm here ...

http://www.bookshelfgames.com/permalink/ep016.html

On the right hand side of the screen, they have links to various game recaps, using the specified characters.

There is a link on my blogroll to Realmspeak, from which you can download a free computer version of Magic Realm.

Jay said...

Excellent! Thanks Paladin, my education in the Realm has begun!

John said...

1) Don't give up
2) Watch those videos
3) Download Realmspeak and play it and play it and play it until you understand the rules
4) Bask in the sophistication of the approach

JD said...

That is really cool, I remember that old game. And yeah, always annoying when the seller can't bother to properly package an item, definitely been there too bro.