• Fantasy,  Scratchbuilding,  Terrain

    Ruined Gothic Tower

    While trolling in the Hirst Arts forums for inspiration awhile back, I ran across an interesting post. Someone was wishing for new plans of things to build with Hirst Arts blocks and someone else suggested taking existing projects and building…

  • Fantasy

    Goblins of the Old School

    I submit this little vignette as confirmation that I completed another dozen Bones. “Dungeon Attack” goblins, this time; compadres of the kobolds I knocked out last week. Following Chris Palmer’s lead, I eschewed green and sought guidance from my venerable 1/e AD&D Monster Manual: “Goblins range from yellow…

  • Fantasy

    Loitering Kobolds

    Though a week late in appearing, here you see here the culmination of my winter break’s industry. Another set of Reaper Bones painted — a dozen kobolds up to no good, no doubt.

  • Archives,  VSF

    Ernest Glitch & His Lateral Science

    I first discovered Roger Curry’s Lateral Science website (now blog) a decade ago. He would seem to be in the process of distilling it into a “novel”— The Ernest Glitch Chronicles. I have to let Roger Curry describe this one…

  • Archives,  Colonial

    Prufrock in Peril!

    The Colonial Angle is a website devoted to miniature wargames (my new passion). It contains a photographic battle report of “The Demise of Professor Prufrock, a tale of supernatural mystery and desert intrigue.” I didn’t realize in 2002 that the creator…

  • Archives,  Cartography

    Perry–Castañada Library Map Collection

    The Perry–Castañada Library Map Collection is an invaluable resource for cartographers, this online map collection comprises numerous modern and historical maps, most in the public domain, as well as copious links to other cartographic resources. Two examples: The Distribution of the…

  • Archives

    Into the Archives

    As I mentioned previously, I “blogged” (though people didn’t call it that) from 2001 to 2009 in support of the roleplaying game I wrote, Terra Incognita. Aside from bookkeeping stuff (the game was reviewed here, blah, blah, blah, there’s a new…

  • Fantasy,  Sci-Fi

    Dwarfstar Games

    If you harbor a hankering to interact physically with the past greatness I mentioned yesterday, you could begin by visiting Dwarfstar Games. In ’81 and ’82 you could ride your Schwinn to the FLGS (J&S Hobbies, Bloomington, MN in my…

  • Marginalia

    World in a Box

    Following is a bit of my rambling from about 2002, salvaged from my old site. World in a Box The Classic Microgames Museum I just discovered a reliable means of travelling backwards in time. That is, as long as your destination of…