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Posts tagged ‘1992’

Journalists and marketers love to emphasize generational tags for their own nefarious (or just plain lazy) purposes, but blanket descriptors such as “boomers” or “millennials” tend to be a whole lot of hogwash. At best, these designations are useful in the way terms like “new wave” or “electronica” are useful — a handy little bit […]

The close triumvirate of Leech, Maura, and me remained tight up until the final week of the Spring 1992 semester. There were plenty of signs that things were leading up to a regrettable outcome, but most were only clear in hindsight. As Maura and I grew closer, Leech’s role transitioned from useful buffer to third […]

My early 1992 schedule of romancing Maura and slacking off with my punk rock pal Leech didn’t leave me much time for participating in role playing games, but I did manage to keep my toes in the hobby on a more conceptual level. As successful and popular as my Warhammer Fantasy Role Play campaign had […]

What happens when an autobiographical series to your role-playing game experiences hits a personally significant period nearly devoid of said games? Get ready to find out. It took week or so before I regained some semblance of equilibrium following the break-up with the sculptress. The ache of rejection hadn’t entirely vanished, but subsided enough for […]

Into the chasm

August 1st, 2017

Apart from some import punk compilations, nearly all of my early 1990s vinyl purchases were secondhand copies of older albums. New releases were purchased on tape and (later) compact disc, which had the advantages of greater portability and ease of use. Records were an easy way to build up a library on the cheap, thanks […]

Leech and I first crossed paths with the Lone Punk in the spring of 1992, shortly before our friendship-ending blow-up. We were passing through the cafeteria on the third floor of Wheatley Hall (since converted into the school’s “Venture Capital Center”) when we spotted him eating alone at a corner table. Being two of the […]

Today I’m going to try and get this feature back on track with a forgotten bit of flotsam that resurfaced while I was pulling some more memorable records from storage. Though Action Replay’s 1984 Personality Crisis compilation managed to slip clear out of my memory for over two decades, I can still remember the details […]

(from “Brassfist of the Gore” by Some Jerk and Mathew Digges in the Death Saves anthology, healing 2015) I don’t have much to say about Jack Chick’s passing, case apart from the fact that the announcement of his death has dredged up a tangentially-related memory from my college days. The Sci-Fi Club had a contingent […]

In the fall of 1991, ed I leveraged my popular Warhammer RPG campaign into a successful bid for the Sci-Fi Club’s presidency. It was an uncharacteristically outward-facing move for me, ed but I was motivated by a intense dislike of the org’s incumbent president — a patronizing “alpha” geek who wielded the leadership gavel with […]

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