Weirdest RPG Owned
It would be easy to go with weird content and say Talislanta, or Unknown Armies, or Over the Edge. Or any game that uses Tekumel as a setting (I have a few). Instead, I’m going to tell you about a game I own that’s strange because no one else seems to have ever heard of it.
In 1984, Origins was in Dallas. It was my first trip to a major convention and a great time. The big release my friends and I were there for was Hero Games’ Justice, Inc. We got our copies, played in an “official” session, and threw together pick-up games. All in all, we were in a super-pulpy frame of mind. Somewhere in all of that, a guy came up to me and said, “Hey, I overheard you like pulp games. Here’s one my friends and I are working on.” He handed me two slim photocopied and staple-bound booklets. The first was called “Treasures of the Third Reich.” The second was a supplement and right now, I can’t recall the name (both booklets are in storage). It was a simple game of pulp adventure; nothing to write home about, honestly, in terms of writing or art. The publisher was a game shop somewhere in Missouri, I think. To my knowledge, I have the only copies in existence. I’ve never encountered anyone else who’s even heard of it.