20 April 2012

Random Friday Wargaming: Price of Freedom

Part RPG, part skirmish game, part twisted futuristic fantasy, Greg Costikyan's Price of Freedom from back in the mid-80s was sort of a T2K-in-the-US, with a bit of Amerika tossed in for inspiration**.

Yes, I actually played this a few times back in high school. What I remember is a fairly unremarkable rules set that was brought to life with scenarios that we could all actually imagine ourselves playing in.

Not surprisingly, there's no CSW forum, as this was more of an RPG-with-counters than a true wargame. And it's looooong out of print, but you can find a host of related products over at Noble Knight Games.

Master links/images from Boardgamegeek.com; message boards linked to Consimworld. Other links to the actual game pages...

** OK, OK, the game came before the TV mini-series. You got us. It was probably more Red Dawn-inspired than anything. But hey, how often do you get to drop a reference to Amerika? C'mon! Robert Urich as the President of Heartland? George C. Scott as the stalwart patriot? It was cheerily awesome, baby!

By: Brant

1 comment:

Brian said...

I've always been curious about this - the boardgame part, not the RPG part. Copies have always eluded my languid grasp, though.