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The Awful Green Things from Outer Space
Today, let's explore "The Awful Green Things from Outer Space," a remarkable two-player board game created by the talented Tom Wham. Wham, a renowned game designer, has left a lasting impact with his creations, but one particular achievement that stands out for me is his illustration of the Beholder in the original Dungeons and Dragons Monster Manual.
The roots of "The Awful Green Things from Outer Space" can be traced back to TSR, the company behind Dungeons and Dragons. Initially, it appeared as an insert in a 1979 issue of Dragon Magazine. A year later, TSR released it as a standalone boxed game. I fondly remember playing this version after a friend was lucky enough to receive it as a birthday gift, possibly due to the captivating box art.
Over time, the game found a new home with Steve Jackson Games, where it continued to thrive through various size changes and game revisions.
If you're feeling nostalgic for the ads that once graced the pages of comics and magazines during your youth, perhaps it's time to revisit "The Awful Green Things from Outer Space." For me, playing as the GTs was a challenge, and I often faced defeat due to my less-than-stellar strategic skills. However, it's an engaging and fun game that can bring back fond memories of simpler times.
If you're interested in giving it a try, you can seek out the original TSR version, or opt for the "Awful Green Things From Outer Space Revised Edition Game," available through online retailers like Amazon.
So, join in on this interstellar adventure and let "The Awful Green Things from Outer Space" transport you to a time when board games sparked our imaginations and brought joy to our lives. Enjoy the journey among the stars!