New Free PBM ‘Zine


There’s a new free pdf ‘zine available that focuses on play-by-mail games. PBM games were big in the 1980’s and 90’s, and I was heavily involved in them myself, both as a player and a moderator. Suspense & Decision magazine (great title, btw, which excellently captures the feel of what classic PBM games are all about) covers a lot of ground, and I look forward to the next issue. In fact, I recently found what might well be the only surviving copy of the rules of my own PBM game, “Sail the Solar Winds”, and really should write up an article about it for the magazine. Blasts from the past indeed (although some outfits are still running PBM games to this day – a reason to check the mailbox other than to get the electric bill!).

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Wargamer and RPG'er since the 1970's, author of Adventures Dark and Deep, Castle of the Mad Archmage, and other things, and proprietor of the Greyhawk Grognard blog.

2 thoughts on “New Free PBM ‘Zine

  1. I'd really love to try out running/playing a good pbm game, but I have no idea how to handle on of them. I flipped through the magazine, but it wasn't quite what I was looking for. Do you know of any sources for a dummies guide?

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