|The GM's evil lair.|
I will tell you right up front, I really do not care much for game master screens. For me, role-playing is a social event, and putting a shield between the GM and the player interrupts the sociability. It got a little better when landscaped shields came on the scene, and even better when Pinnacle Inc. made their GM screens really short. For me, all I want is something to block the dice I roll and notes on statuses in combat, and to get miniatures ready for the next ambush. The tables are the added bonus.
|Tell me the truth. You want one.|
That's when the brain trusts in marketing decided to take the next step, creating module AC7: Master Player's Screen in 1985. Finally, everyone can be just the top of his head bobbing above the screen. It had a few useful tables, but it was just so so wrong otherwise. Why? To hide players dice rolls? To hide their character sheet? Talk about sociability disappearing, you never could make eye contact unless two of you were going for the Mountain Dew.
The product was short lived. No others were made, but I cannot help looking back and laughing at it.