1984 Advertisement for Avalon Hill’s Powers & Perils RPG

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“Powers and Perils was a major disappointment at the time of its release, especially because the Avalon Hill Game Company is renowned for its quality products, including Squad Leader, Diplomacy, and other classic wargames.”

— Rick Swan, The Complete Guide to Role-Playing Games*

Regardless of the quality of the Powers & Perils* roleplaying game, this advertisement from the first issue of Avalon Hill’s Heroes magazine is one that promises a lot of excitement. While I’ve never played the game, I do own it and two of the supplements, and I can report that it is . . . is “dry” an appropriate description? Still, the package and artwork looks awesome; I love the look of those thin-box Avalon Hill RPGs of the early eighties!

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