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Sunday, November 25, 2012
Sunday Starships: Tale of the Comet
Back in 1997, the old TSR produced a boxed set called Tale of the Comet as part of its Odyssey line of game settings. This particular product took the concept of a crashed spaceship a la Barrier Peaks and cranked it up to eleven.
I picked up my copy at Half-Price Books many years ago. The box contained three booklets, several maps, and numerous play aids. Tale had stats for sci-fi weapons and gear, as well as data on vehicles and machine opponents who appear in the campaign world via a starship wreck.
With this adventure, you could even take the fight to the stars in a working spacecraft. That's right--D&D In Spaaaace! Note the self-destruct mechanism, built right into the dashboard--when blowing up your ride just can't wait!
I never played this back in the day, but at the time I did get a kick out of the art. Did anyone else ever use any part of this adventure in their gaming? Had you even heard of it before now?