This morning I received a ton of Space Opera supplements and modules. I had already picked up the box set at Cangames a couple of years back. I felt like a kid at Christmas opening up the parcel that was delivered to my front door, a few Star Sector Atlases, a couple of Sheldon’s Compendium of Starcraft books, a handful of adventure modules to nestle alongside the box set.
I do have fond memories of playing this game back in 1981-82 when Chris McBride had picked it up and wrote a series of adventures for it. Chris was heavily inspired by Star Wars and had done campaign in that vein. I remember it was pretty brutal but a lot of fun to play and we had a great few sessions of it.
It was a game I thought about picking up but never did since I thought (my first gaming group) we’d be together forever and a day back then. I never thought about Chris moving to greener pastures from a small town to the big city seeking to further his education. It was year or so later that he did and taking Space Opera with him. That bastiche! And thus, my brief affair with Space Opera was done.
Now flash forward 30+ years and here I sit admiring the supplements in my possession. Making me think of wanting to run a session or two (even a one shot might do) sometime in the near future.