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HoNoToGroABeMo Day Eighteen: No Furries Here

   Posted by: Jim   in Board games

[The posts for this month are reposts from the site www.honotogroabemo.org, on which a host of hirsute individuals including yours truly would grow beards to raise money for breast cancer research. The site is defunct, but I thought I’d resurrect the game-related posts. This was originally posted on 2011-11-18.]

(Where’s Buffy when you need her?)

I’ve been chasing this damnable vampire for days now. Through all of Europe and across the Mediterranean. And now, after cornering him in Budapest, he’s hypnotized me into shaving my neck and preparing myself for him. Hopefully Lord Godalming will show up soon.

Day Seventeen’s game is Wiz-War, designed by Tom Jolly and first published by Jolly Games in 1985. The concept is that you are wizards battling in a dungeon, and your goal is to either steal two treasures from other wizards and place them in your area, or be the last wizard alive. Chessex had promised to release a new edition of Wiz-War for years now, but finally Jolly canceled the contract with Chessex and it was announced recently that a new edition is coming out soon from Fantasy Flight Games [It has since come out with two expansions… and gone out of print again – Ed.]. Hopefully they didn’t muck with it too much, as they are apt to do.

Incidentally, Wiz-War was an inspiration for another classic game, for which Pete has already provided a photo [Lost to time, but I believe it was Magic: The Gathering. – Ed.].

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