Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The Hunt Is Over

I am beside myself with happiness today, and both of us are speechless.

I received, in the mail, a First Edition Copy of Hunter Planet, The All-Australian Role Playing Game, from none other than the game's creator, David Bruggeman.

One of only 500 copies produced, written on a Macintosh in 1985, this thing is a sickly pale yellow, has weird font issues, and is absolutely, positively GLORIOUS!






I have been trying to find this game for what feels like forever. Ever since I played it once at a game convention run by a friend of mine, I'd hoped to revisit the awesome that is this game.

I've talked about the game, and my love of it, quite a few times in the past...

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Hunting for Hunter Planet

Uniquely Australian, yet fundamentally funny regardless of where you're from, I simply can not wait to read this bad boy. Better yet, I can't wait to run it.

As it turns out, Mr. Bruggeman, or David (Can I call you David?), read of my long quest to obtain this game, and my obsession with it even after only playing it once. He made a comment on my blog not long ago, and that was followed by an email requesting my address.

I checked the mail today, and low and behold, there is was.

I want to thank David Bruggeman, my blog (Heheh), and everyone who has tried to help me in my search for this holy grail. David tells me a new edition of the game is in the works! You heard it here first Barking Alien fans - Barkley and I will keep you posted as news develops.

This calls for a Snoopy happy dance.





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8 comments:

  1. That is very cool! Cheers for David as well. I had Hunter Planet myself "back in the day", and it was a hoot.

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  2. It looks fascinating. Please post more about it as you read it.

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  3. LOL - so the copy I was going to send can stay on my shelf then?

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    1. Ha! Absolutely. Hold it for someone else. Spread the love!

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  4. Hooray for the internet and the love of games! Sometimes awesome things work out in awesome ways! Hooray!

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  5. do you know where i can get a copy?

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    1. Not specifically, but both ebay and Noble Knight Games occasionally have copies available from time to time.

      Rejoice in the news that a new edition is coming (news I got straight from the creator!).

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