Paizo bought out a regional distributor, American Eagles, and has loads of classic RPG stuff they are selling at list price on the (excellent) Paizo store. More is being added monthly. Let’s take a look and see what gems are hidden therein…
My recommendations from their May batch… I liked Top Secret/S.I. Some of it was crap like the over the top goofy Roger Moore at his worst – Operation: Starfire and F.R.E.E.Lancers, and the “Web” bad guys that seemed dated and 1980s even then. But the Commando supplement was great, one of the better small unit military supplements for an RPG. Buy Commando, Brushfire Wars, and Covert Operations Vol. 1 for some great spy action.
Speaking of spy action, they have James Bond adventures! I especially liked the original ones NOT based on a movie – like You Only Live Twice II. We usually used the Feng Shui rules to play James Bond to be honest, but the adventures and stuff were good.
Oh, dang, they have the Mayfair D&D stuff!!! I have all the Demons stuff including the Denizens and that’s all really great material.
From their June collection – a lot of Talislanta, which is a very interesting and fully realized fantasy world different from the average (“No Elves!” was a marketing slogan). They also have an economy sized load of Marvel Super Heroes, that was a fun game. Can’t argue with superhero adventures! They have some 2e gear including Spelljammer, but Spelljammer generally just makes me incontinent.
Stay tuned for more old time gaming goodness… I would buy some more of it if it were discounted, but at least it’s not price-jacked-up like most guys selling old stuff online.
Ha. American Eagles was a shop that had been around so long, I remember when the owner’s kids turned his sand tables over to D&D sessions. Those kids grew into men, the shop moved from Greenwood in Seattle to Ballard to Lake City over the next twenty years, and they carried some of the most obscure models – every kind you can imagine – plus gaming supplies for everything. Most of the briefcase I have filled with minis came from there back in 1982. Sorry to see them go, glad their stuff is still for sale.