Saturday, November 30, 2013

New Free PBM 'Zine


There's a new free pdf 'zine available that focuses on play-by-mail games. PBM games were big in the 1980's and 90's, and I was heavily involved in them myself, both as a player and a moderator. Suspense & Decision magazine (great title, btw, which excellently captures the feel of what classic PBM games are all about) covers a lot of ground, and I look forward to the next issue. In fact, I recently found what might well be the only surviving copy of the rules of my own PBM game, "Sail the Solar Winds", and really should write up an article about it for the magazine. Blasts from the past indeed (although some outfits are still running PBM games to this day - a reason to check the mailbox other than to get the electric bill!).

2 comments:

Todd Rokely said...

I'd really love to try out running/playing a good pbm game, but I have no idea how to handle on of them. I flipped through the magazine, but it wasn't quite what I was looking for. Do you know of any sources for a dummies guide?

Dr. Theda said...

You have a truly great gaming blog good Sir... I will be returning often to read more past posts...