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The “Iowa Tests” were a big deal during my primary school years. The regularly scheduled public school programming was pre-empted by an anti-festival week in which recess and lunch breaks were rescheduled, a zero tolerance policy was enacted against tomfoolery, and the importance of CORRECTLY FILLING IN THE OVALS WITH A NUMBER 2 PENCIL ON […]

The purpose of this feature was to reconstruct a timeline of events through the lens of a hobby I adored through most of my teens and early adulthood. As we start to enter the final stretch, that timeline — and the personal connections that drove it — becomes a bit unraveled. For all intents and […]

Forty-six

March 13th, 2018

I spent my twenty-first birthday snowed in by a massive nor’easter. Twenty-five years later history has repeated itself. That’s about it, except to wish the happiest of birthday’s to good pal and fellow 313′er Mike Sterling and maybe remind you to check the first comment of this post before the week is up.

The Warhammer franchises have always been about the “fluff,” those tantalizing snippets of worldbuilding used to spackle gaps in page layouts. Some of the most significant events in its fictional universes — such as the Horus Heresy and Age of Apostasy — grew out of these tantalizing bits of marginalia, and you’d be hard-pressed to […]

My third (and final) college Warhammer Fantasy Role Play campaign was cobbled together from a mix of homebrew and pre-published material. The bulk of the latter was drawn from the crazy quilt Restless Dead supplement, but I made ample use of Death’s Dark Shadow as well. Death’s Dark Shadow was a down-to-the-last-floorboard sourcebook covering a […]

After my second college-era attempt at a Warhammer Fantasy Role Play campaign got derailed by Lichemaster‘s unbalanced experience awards, I had the players in my group roll up a new batch of characters to make a fresh start of things. The shadow of Dungeons & Dragons hung heavily over my previous runs with the group. […]

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 […]

The summer between my freshman and sophomore years at UMass Boston saw me in a better place than I’d known in, well, most of my nineteen years. I’d switched majors from physics to English, and pulled myself back from academic probation to make it onto the Dean’s List. There was money in my pocket, thanks […]

Following the “Brassfist Saga” (which you can read about Death Saves story, with some additional clarifications here), I found myself in charge of a ready made group of folks interested in running a Warhammer Fantasy Role Play campaign. I was a little apprehensive about taking up the gamemaster’s mantle again after the clusterfuck my Champions […]

Sometime in the autumn of 1989, I stumbled across a glowing magazine review for the Dungeon Lairs. The box set supplement was a Games Workshop effort which followed up on the publisher’s previous sets of mix-and-match tiles aimed at bring ease-of-use and some visual flair to table-top RPG loot crawls. As the title suggested, Dungeon […]

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