Sunday, December 25, 2011
Great Games I Never Played: Space Crusade
What I don't understand, in retrospect, is why I never played this game. I don't think I even opened it! Wish I still had it. See, I played Heroquest obsessively with this kid who lived across the street named Jordan. We also played Darkworld, Mattel's sad if innovative ripoff of Heroquest. We even played Battle Masters, if only because Jordan loved playing chaos, and I loved shooting the Ogre's head off with the cannon. Jordan had Space Hulk, which spawned a generations long love affair with that game in my family.
So why exactly did we never play Space Crusade? The world may never know. However, with the game's online renaissance, I might just give it a go with whatever miniatures I have to hand (much like how I currently play Space Hulk). Most of the non plastic pieces can be reproduced fairly easily, I already have the rulebooks, including the expansions (again, god only knows why I have those). My only problem is dice. I want to get some actual SC dice, because my experiences with painting blank dice have been pretty poor.
Does anyone know if there is an aftermarket alternative to Space Crusade dice?