I want to be a spy, the interplanetary kind!

My recent post about TV inspiration has me musing about all the different inspirations that influenced me as a gamer. Probably many of you played the Choose Your Own Adventure books, and I loved the MERP and Lone Wolf books, but those I played after I got into gaming. Besides the Choose Your Own Adventure there was another similar series that I loved, Be an Interplanetary Spy.

They were a mix of choose your own way book and some puzzles to solve. You younger kids have your consoles and computers, we had books and you had to turn pages. That’s old school! Sadly I no longer own the books; I got rid of them when I got into “serious literature”, somewhere in 10th or 11th grade.

What I do remember is how much fun they were, and I’m pretty sure they inspired a lot of my Star Frontiers games (along with Atari Force and Marvel Comics). This little post now has me scourging the internet for them. I better go, I’m sure I can score some on eBay.

So what game books did you like before being a gamer or in your early life as a gamer?

Welcome reader, thanks for taking the time to find out just who I am! My name is Roberto, although in the Internet I usually go by the name of Sunglar. Long time pen & paper RPG player, mostly a GM for the better part of that time; some will say that’s because of my love of telling a good story, others because I’m a control freak, but that’s debatable… I was born, raised, and still live in Puerto Rico, an island in the Caribbean, with a small but active gaming community.

I’ve played RPGs for 30 years, and for most of that time I played D&D in all its various permutations, including Pathfinder and I'm currently playing D&D 5th edition. Other games my regular gaming group has played over the last few years include Mutants & Masterminds and Savage Worlds, but I have played many other games through the years, and plan to play many more. I am a compulsive homebrewer and rarely play a campaign I have not created myself.

You can follow me on Twitter as @Sunglar, and find me in Google+ also as Sunglar. I'm very active in Facebook where you can find me posting regularly in the Puerto Rico Role Players group. Looking forward to hearing from you!

2 thoughts on “I want to be a spy, the interplanetary kind!”

    1. Oh I know Atari was no published by Marvel, I just meant that there where some Marvel comics that inspired me as well!

      I did read some of the comics with the Atari cartridges, eventually read them all online. Read the graphic novel, and the complete comic series. I really loved it. I wish they would reprint the whole thing… Alas!

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