Exploding Blood Sausage

Wow, another week, another great (and already highly funded!) kickstarter, this time for Wasteland 2.  Now THAT brings back memories.  I remember playing Wasteland way back when it came out… wandering the desert, trying things out and especially I remember with surprising vividness the scrolling combat description for each round.  I played and played until I got to some part where everything was wiping my party out really darn fast.  Probably got to some higher level area sooner than I should have, but I simply stopped playing the game at that time.  Hmm.  I wonder if I can muster enough time to finish the game before the sequel comes out…

Thinking about Wasteland has me also reminiscing about other (now amusingly old-school) games I loved.  Anyone else play Battletech:  The Crescent Hawk’s Inception?  Fun little RPG, using the full tabletop turn-based rules, if a bit tweaked (like the fact you could carry infinite ammo for any personal weapon – including SRM and Inferno launchers!).  Also played loose and fast (compared to how the BT universe states it) with ‘mech upgrading technology to allow you to actually have an upgrade path for your ‘mechs.  I remember once managing to escape the first combat with the training ‘mech, something not really expected, leaving me to having the only mech with a large laser in the whole game.  Kinda fun.

But the game that I am really remembering with fondness was Sentinel Worlds 1:  Future Magic.  I had so much fun in that CRPG, given it mixed space combat, ground exploration, interactions, out-of-ship actions, half decent graphics and a rather amazing soundtrack for the PC speaker (where the programmers, amazingly, subdivided the speaker track to play at 240 different notes per second, allowing them to simulate three tracks, and it was actually well composed music too).  I can hear the music in my mind even as I type.  I played that one through several times, loved it.  Anyone else remember or played it?  Or Wasteland or the old BT CRPG games?

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