More Fantasy Wargaming archaeology

I mentioned I found the thread about FW AFTER I went through all the trouble of doing my cover to cover series.  The thread there is pretty interesting, although in some ways the reading is a little less sympathetic than I tried to be.  One seriously tantalizing bit I saw was a post from someone who played D&D with Bruce Galloway, once.

The following was posted by user “coyotegrey” (no contact info this user is given in his/her profile and this appears to be his only post):

“Before I ever heard of this book, I played 1st Edition D&D in a summer class at one of our local community colleges. It was run by a chap named Bruce Galloway (the author / editor of the book).

The adventures were quite memorable. My favorite was exploring the cave that later turned out to be the inside of a giant dragon. I’ll let you guess where we got in.

Or the Mexican flying carpet driver and his lunch of peppers of fire breathing that he shared with us on the way to a castle built on cotton candy clouds.

Serious acid trip stuff.”

Coyotegrey, whoever you are, we’d love to hear more!

The dragon dungeon sounds a lot like a pet idea I have, described towards the end of this post. I’ve gone as far as sketching a map and thinking about the encounters a little.  I was thinking about it as a One Page Dungeon idea but now I’m more of a mind to make it a mini module.

One other piece of news, I’ve done a little more searching for the people behind FW, and I have made contact with Kevin Prior, but he is too busy at the moment to answer questions.  Some time next month I hope to have more info!  I’ve also found several references to wargaming articles by Mike Hodson-Smith, including Miniatures Wargames #1 and White Dwarf #8, which are pretty old, but maybe he’s still around?

Published in: on August 23, 2010 at 10:00 am  Comments (2)  

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  1. Interesting Stuff. Thanks for digging this stuff up and sharing.

  2. Thanks Mike for all you did in unearthing this stuff concerning FW. Thanks for this historical research. Sadly, we are a few to appreciate and love fantasy rpg’s other than d&d nowadays.. FW is beautiful!


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