Sunday, June 4, 2017

More Lists of 10


This is post number 4 in the series “30 Days of Tales from the Loop,” a celebration of the game set in an 80s that never was.

Scattered throughout the Tales from the Loop rulebook are lists of 80s-era things, such as Ten Movies, Ten Music Videos, and Ten Tabletop RPGs. I really like the way these lists spur the nostalgia engine and give ideas for including 80s flavor in your game. With that in mind, here are some additional lists I thought of.

Ten Toys


  1. Cabbage Patch Kids
  2. Care Bears
  3. Micro Machines
  4. My Little Pony
  5. Star Wars Action Figures
  6. Teddy Ruxpin
  7. Transformers
  8. Speak & Spell
  9. Simon
  10. Garbage Pail Kids

Ten Fads


  1. Breakdancing
  2. Hackey Sack
  3. Rubik’s Cube
  4. Walkman
  5. Aerobics
  6. Smurfs
  7. Valleyspeak
  8. Video arcades
  9. Trapper Keepers
  10. “NOT!"

Ten Cars


  1. DeLorean DMC-12
  2. Volkswagen GTI
  3. Ford Fiesta
  4. Chevrolet Camero IROC-Z
  5. Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
  6. Ferrari Testarossa
  7. Ford Mustang GT 5.0
  8. Jeep Cherokee
  9. Mazda RX-7
  10. Toyota Celica Supra

Ten Snacks


  1. Pop Rocks
  2. Reese’s Pieces
  3. Jell-O Pudding Pops
  4. Big League Chew
  5. Candy Cigarettes
  6. Now and Later
  7. Nerds
  8. Fun Dip
  9. Fruit Roll-Ups
  10. Easy Cheese

Ten Books (or Book Series)


  1. The Indian in the Cupboard
  2. Goosebumps series
  3. Where’s Waldo
  4. Choose Your Own Adventure series
  5. Matilda
  6. The Baby-Sitters Club series
  7. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe
  8. Superfudge
  9. Neuromancer
  10. Sweet Valley High series

Ten Fashions

  1. Ray-Ban Sunglasses
  2. Air Jordan Shoes
  3. Shoulder Pads
  4. Big Hair
  5. Swatch Watches
  6. Mullets
  7. Jelly Shoes
  8. Parachute Pants
  9. Flat-Top Hair
  10. Members Only Jackets

BONUS! 10 More Songs

(taken from my iTunes library--my 10 most played 80s songs)

  1. Experiment IV (Kate Bush) 1986
  2. Baby Love (Regina) 1986
  3. Running up that Hill (Kate Bush) 1986
  4. Invisible Sun (The Police) 1981
  5. Trouble (Lindsey Buckingham) 1987
  6. Eye of a Needle (Art of Noise) 1986
  7. Gypsy (Fleetwood Mac) 1982
  8. Not Like You (The Bangles) 1985
  9. Take it Away (Paul McCartney) 1982
  10. Let's Go (The Cars) 1985


Got a list to share? I'd love to see it! Please share in the comments.