Anyone else remember this one?
I ran across this ad again while flipping through an old issue of White Dwarf and I remember it being one of the regulars that appeared in Dragon’s classified ad section. My interest piqued once again, I turned to the Web for answers, but an online search failed to turn up anything about the Ringquest Play by Mail game. Surely somebody must have succumbed to the desire to find out what that young brownie maid had been up to and sent $3 to Mt. Eliza, Australia?
Twenty years later and this cheap little ad can still make me smile and wonder. That’s remarkable for advertising that looks like it cost a buck to make. It probably says something about myself and the rest of us who play these odd little games. Give us a mystery to solve or a problem to overcome and you’ve got us hooked. Or maybe it was just that a pregnant brownie seemed so divorced from the usual swords & sorcery plotlines of the era that it made an indelible mark on my memory.