Friday, June 7, 2013

Map of the "One Kingdom"

A rainy day, some free time and a discovery in an old file cabinet. A map of my original and only campaign called the "One Kingdom".  And yes I was an original member of Judges Guild.  Thanks to Bob and Bill at JG I became a better fanzine publisher.  Such pleasant memories on a rainy day. Happy to share.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Sad news

I just read that Allan Calhamer, creator of the game 'Diplomacy,' died this past week. 'Diplomacy' is among the seminal games of my life and many of the great names in gaming, such as John Boardman and Gary Gygax. Play by mail(PBM)gaming began for me with 'Diplomacy'. Among the first gaming magazine subscriptions I had was to Diplomacy World, that contained articles by many of the pioneers of game design. And, imagine a game that required no dice. I'm sure Allan will be missed by family and friends, but his work will live on and be played by gamers for generations to come. Thank you Allan Calhamer.

Interview with Random Wizard

This weekend I did an email interview with the Random Wizard blog on my gaming experiences.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Game proofed Dogfight cards

Ink Jet all in one printer (to make copies of the original "Dogfight" cards), glue stick, 4 X 6 index cards, old Star Trek:the Next Generation surplus cards, card protectors and some time and we now have basic game proofed cards.  

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

5 Hair roller Napoleonic armies in a tray Fini

                                     A bunch of these rubber hair rollers (above) became this (below)

For several weeks I have been scouring flea markets and yard sales for these old rubber hair rollers (as well as old games) in order to complete my 5 Napoleonic armies (French, British, Russians, Prussians and Austrians) with no success. So I decided to scrub down some of my  original hair roller DBA armies (specifically the 2 Hoplite armies, which I had duplicated with needlepoint plastic mesh ) to make enough stands to complete this project.

I learned a lot and I will NOT make any more hair roller armies (3mm scale). I have become a bigger fan of making armies from Needlepoint Plastic Mesh . Quicker and easier to make with either #7 or #10 plastic mesh. And, the material is easily obtained.

In the coming months, expect more pictures of these armies on the gaming table.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day 1918

A Sopwith Camel meets up with a Fokker D7 on Mother's Day 1918.

Two opposing Tri's dance their dance.

Friday, May 11, 2012

"The British Bulldogs Watching at the Door"

Thanks to the inspiration of Ken Van Pelt at the Penny Whistle, we are ready to fly a dawn patrol on Memorial Day.

For your listening enjoyment:  "The British Bulldogs Watching at the Door"