Thursday, October 13, 2011

Buck Rogers In The 25th Century

Buck Rogers XXVc (The 25th Century) [BOX SET]
TSR was the grand-daddy of Role Playing Game companies. Best known for Dungeons & Dragons, TSR actually developed many other games (some fine, others less than great), but none ever approached the popularity of D&D.

Interestingly, TSR had much trouble coming up with a science fiction RPG, and wanted badly to emulate the success of the Traveller RPG at rival company GDW. In 1990, they secured the license to the Buck Rogers franchise, and developed a game around it. The game never received a huge audience, but it wasn't for a lack of trying. In addition to game supplements, they published Buck Rogers novels, comics, and even a board game.
from:

http://www.waynesbooks.com/BuckRogers.html

I found this in a box of stuff I was sorting through...think I bought it in 1990 never played it
so it is complete......

5 comments:

Noel said...

I have all ways loved TSR products from the 90s and earlier. One of the best was StarFroniters a great Hard SciFi game that also did not get to far.
Noel

Don M said...

I have that one too...)

Atom Kid said...

I've got the other version that they did where it's set in the 1930s. It keeps the original comic feel. I still think Star Frontiers was better.

Don M said...

Atom Kid said...
I've got the other version that they did where it's set in the 1930s. It keeps the original comic feel. I still think Star Frontiers was better.

You mean the big box set with the ships?

Agree with you on Star Frontiers
I even have the ships and use them for Full Thrust, I'm thinking of using the Buck Rogers stuff with
Gurps Traveller (a back water system)

Atari Fan said...

Ah the memories, good times!