The expansion Mega Mania added two nore Playboards and more pieces so that Four Players could take part.
There is no mention of Price in the Press Release I received and I can’t see one on the 2000AD site.
Back in the 1980s I had a very active group of friends to play with and one bought this.
There were 6 of us, with a few extra people around the sides, so it was a bit frought who would get invited to play this. Out of our core six only two, me included, were regular 2000AD readers. But everyone enjoyed this game.
I was the biggest Dredd fan among us. I loved this game.
2000AD started out as a comic aimed at children, though it [pushed boundaries and though my parents though I was mature enough for the content some parents were less sure. The comic has overall aged with the readers and is now aimed at older teens and Adults.
Every now and then 2000AD put outr a bumper weekly issue with one-off stories for ‘Allm Ages’ that bdoesn’t strictly mean ‘for Children’ but refers to low violence and straightforward storylines.
Unlike my regular Previews of 2000AD all the Preview Pages are at the end of the article. Continue reading →
Judge Dredd & The Worlds of Judge Dredd A Tabletop Roleplaying Game
Published by EN Publishing.
Based on characters from the pages of the British anthology Comic – 2000AD
Judge Dredd Created by: John Wagner and Carlos Ezquerra
New Expansions: Rogue Trooper Strontium Dog
A Tabletop Roleplaying game is a cooperative game for, usually, 3 or more players. One player is the Games Master (GM) who holds all the Rules and the details of the adventure. The rest of the Players take the role of a character in the story.
This blog was created for a Judge Dredd Roleplaying Game which sadly never happened. I had played in a Play by Forum game called Play Dredd, both as a Player and a GM. Despite good intentions it seemed that we were all burnt out. Lack of drive and it fizzled before it began. So I switched to using the Blog for Reviews.
I’ve played a lot of Roleplaying games round the table – and a few dressed up wielding foam-and-latex weapons – that’s another story.
Currently due to Covid-19 I’m playing a couple of games online with the friends I would usually sit around the table with.
I have not played these 2000AD games yet but I am considering starting a game – I haven’t yet decided which setting to use.
All five stories are advancing at different paces. 2000AD’s strength historically has been the variety of stories not only in the setting, sub-genre, etc but also in the varied Writers and Artists. That is on show this Prog. Continue reading →
AMERICA: LOST & FOUND – THE REDISCOVERED SCRIPTS Published by Rebellion 30 September (print & digital
HARDCOVER, 128 pages PRICE: £19.99 ISBN: 9781781088944 Available in digital from: Amazon Kindle, Nook, 2000AD iOS App, Android Ap & 2000AD Shop
Script: John Wagner Art: Colin MacNeil
Introductons by Garh Ennis John Wagner
A pivotal story bringing Judge Dredd in to a ‘modern era’ this was a story chosen to lead the Launch of Judge Dredd Megazine in October 1990.
A risky move in some ways as Dredd is a support Character. The official title is America so this storyh wasv not collected in the Judge Dredd omnibus collection. It has of course been reprinted several times.
Why this version? This version includes scripts for comparison to the final story. Comments on this from John Wagner gives extra insight.
2000AD is a British Anthology Comic, the home of Judge Dredd, that has been in print since February 1977. Since the year 2000 the comic has been owned by Rebellion, a Computer Game developer, who now own the largest back catalogue of British Comics spanning over 100 years.
There are usually 5 stories per issue with 4 to 6 pages in each issue of 2000AD. This is a bumper issue with a total of 52 pages cover to cover. There are adverts for other comics from Rebellion in this issue, adverts are rare in regular issues. There are 43 pages of comic strip in this issue, a very decent package.
With any long running comic new or lapsed readers can struggle knowing when to start picking up regular issues. An Anthology can be even trickier as stories may be at different points to each other. 2000AD solve this with regular ‘Jump On’ points.
This issue is designed as such.
Usually all stories start at Part 1. In this example there is a story that concludes rather than begins but over all it is still a great place to start.
There are preview pages at the end of this article, including a reveal of the secret referred to in the introduction in the Contents page above. Continue reading →
The more Eagle-eyed reader might spot a difference this week.
Last Week I covered 22nd to 28th June. This week I’m starting on 28 June. I realised that publishing on Sunday was restricting me a little as I was including the day I published. So from now I will cover the previous Sunday to Saturday. That way if I learn something after publishing I don’t need to squeeze it in to Monday…
I’m aware no one reading this would know I had fudged it… but if it troubled me when I realised.
This article won’t double up on anything I learnt on 28th…
You may also have noticed I have dropped the ‘th’ in the date format. I am doing this as I am aware non-native English Speakers sometimes struggle with ‘st’ and ‘nd’. Dates are clear enough without them. I use Month name to avoid International/US date convention confusion.
Hardly a surprise that as a fan of 2000AD and Judge Dredd from the start the news of this Live Event is extremely interesting to me
This blog started life for a Judge Dredd online RPG which stumbled and fell. I’d previously been one of the Games Masters and Players on Play Dredd RPG Forum which had folded and hoped to continue.
Then the 2012 Dredd film by Alex Garland came along and I went to the Fan Pre-release Screening in London. Had a brilliant day and saw a film which brought the feel of the comic to the screen, something I felt the 1995 Stallone movie had failed to do.
So this blog became a Review & Preview blog for Films, Comics and Books with an unapologetic bias towards Judge Dredd, 2000AD and British Indie Comics. That’s not to say I don’t Review and Preview International comics. I’ve branched out very widely since starting, writing about History, Science & Nature, Mental Health and other topics.
My main focus though is likely to always be Judge Dredd.