So I didn't evacuate all the way to Indiana. After spending way too long in stop and go traffic on the highway, the wife and I decided to stay in Roanoke Virginia a little over 200 miles from the coast.
We've just been hanging out in our room trying not to think much about what condition we might find the house on our return. And entertaining the dogs.
Of course I had to bring a couple games along to read.
Here's what a brought in a brown paper bag:
AD&D 1st edition:
Monster Manual II
B2 Keep on the Borderlands
L1 The Secret of Bone Hill
L2 The Assassin's Knot
N1 The Cult of the Reptile God
Call of Cthulhu 20th Anniversary edition (Not leaving that behind to be claimed by Cthulhu)
I've read Secret of Bone Hill cover to cover, trying to discover what the motivations and back story are supposed to be. On the surface it appears to be just encounters on a map. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I just want to know if the author intended more.
As it turns out, there's a blog for that!
The Restenford Project
I'm going to have to read that as well before I comment more. It looks very interesting.
So if you were stranded somewhere and had a game, maybe 3 or 4 books for it and paper and dice, what game would that be?
I guess I've made my choice: AD&D 1st edition core books.