Memories of Gamma World

1st Edition Rules Cover

Back when I was a teenager, there was were only a couple of pen and paper RPGs. Dungeons and Dragons was the most popular, but there was another game spoken of in semi-reverant tones that few played- Gamma World.

Why did people speak of it in semi-reverent tones? Well, D&D was heroic, but Gamma World was, well….THIS!

Really. It was that lethal, which is probably why it was the game that everyone knew, but few played on a regular basis. Everything in the game was designed to kill you- everything.

Legion of Gold Module Cover

They even did a set of less lethal “choose your own adventure” type books for kids, here’s the cover of one of them. (I think I had this one too!)

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