Here is this week’s mailbag, with comments from you the readers about the articles you have read on this website. There is a movie starting in 5 minutes that I want to watch so let’s get right into it…
Dear mister Skeletor,
I used to think that I was a pure amerigamer. But
something happened to me that made me doubt. As a
teenager, I bought and played lots of Games Workshop
Games. I even went to
a few GW games amongst which "Railway Rivals". I
always thought that it was good clean english/american
entertainement and I enjoyed it a lot. It was a train
game, but with dices and funny pencils to draw the
train lines on the board. Great gimmick and hours of
fun ! I just discovered yesterday, 15 years later,
that "Railway Rivals", which looks like a pure classic
GW game, was in fact the... Spiel des Jahres 1984 ! My
whole world fell apart !
How could the guys who brought us "Battlecars" and
"Talisman" published a SdJ ? Now I don't really know
who I am and where I'm at... I enjoyed for years a
SDJ, and it made me feel so weird and guilty now.
Where does ameritrash starts, where does it end ? I
feel completely confused and need help, badly...
We will forgive you for your minor transgressions. Back in 1984 Europeans actually had some taste in games, before the spreadsheet bug hit and they all started praising crap. I blame the fall of the
Anyway, it’s ok to have a euro or 10 in your collection, just don’t overdo it eh? I’d be worried more about the fact you own a rail game, which possibly indicates a father fixation from childhood with Tomas the Tank Engine. Best go check yourself in to a clinic.
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