|The Gesture |
by Teresa Young
These funny little books with no colour illustrations were ordered by snail mail and were obviously mimeographed in somebodies basement as well! It was like a cottage industry in the seventies, and our parents were scandalized and debated how healthy D and D was for their kids. Citing lack of exercise and how it could lead into going into cults or believing in the occult, it was the big ogre of many PTA groups!
It's pretty funny as I've heard the same hoopla come out multiple times over the years as each new generation of gaming formats developed. And as far as I've seen, everyone has survived, especially the youth, and we don't seem to be any the worst for it.
Now I guess I'll go see what I have in my library of games I can play... HehHeh!
Art Images by Teresa Young:
1. Tiger Tracks - March 2004, 2. The Gesture - June 2007, 3. Blue Mushrooms - January 2002, 4. Queen of Thorns - August 2008.