Could one of TSR classic era's mini games be used for old school campaign construction? Yes it could! Sound the horns, grab your father's sword & armor, and come with me now down the dark halls of history to Nineteen Eighty! For tonight we play Saga one of TSR's Mini games! Much of what follows has been referenced from Board Game Geek's entry on Saga.
So Steve a friend of mine blew into town with his brother & grabbed me for a beer along with a game of the classic TSR mini game Saga. Saga doesn't require a complicated story or background, your a hero of Norse mythology your trying gain glory so that your saga will be remembered by others. Essentially this is Norse mythology stripped down to the bone presented as a game of intrigue and play.
So I got together last night with my buddy Steve for a beer & a classic TSR mini game of Saga from 1980 by Designer Steve Marsh & Artist Bill Willingham. Its not a complicated game & it works on a number of levels. Solid play and its a nice turn around from the usual D&D tropes which it shares but uses in a different way. From the rule book;