“Our kind does not die. We build new vessels to house our spirits. Do you hear me, Guin?! WE DO NOT DIE!! We live… forever.” - Haken, Elfquest: The Hidden Years
It was late in 1979 when I discovered the Elfquest comic book in a hobby shop their was an issue sitting on the shelf. I had just started playing AD&D in September that year and was hooked on the fantasy gaming and picked up the issue and a couple of back issues to read and mine for adventure ideas. I liked the stories and the artwork.
So it was no surprise that when the role playing game came out in 1984 that I would snapped that one up as well. It was a good little game and system, and I ran a session or two of it between AD&D games when a player or two didn’t make a regular session as well.
In 1987-88 I sold a few role playing games out of my collection to try and make ends meet. Elfquest was one of them.
I was between jobs and bills had to be paid and the next thing you know my beloved Elfquest rpg and a whack of comics I had collected were sold to a person I know would keep good care of them. When times are tough, you must do what you got to do.
A few years ago I manage to get another copy of the role playing game, when a person around my table had it and he wanted to know if I would trade my Armored Trooper VOTOMS rpg for it. I did it in a heartbeat!