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Gaming Nostalgia – Traveller Starships

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Space navy battles in Traveller 2300.  How many Traveller fans have we got out there?


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Gaming Nostalgia – Solitaire ASL

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Yes, there was an official expansion to play with yourself!


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Tracer Rounds: The Nostalgia of Mystara

A photographic journey through an adventurous youth ~

Brant Guillory, 10 July 2017

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This started as a set of pics for a personal inventory of the RPG collection.  It turned into about half of the collection – this isn’t even all the TSR stuff! – but I wanted to at least get a some of the collection archived.  Once I had the pics, though, I figured it was time to bring back at least one random episode of Tracer Rounds, and share some pics and commentary on the Mystara collection.

As an aside, for folks who are really interested in Mystara, you should check out the Bruce Heard episode of the GrogCast, wherein we ask about his background with Mystara, and get a few good inside stories from the glory days of TSR.

Mystara, for those that don’t know, was the expansion of the game world that was first introduced in the X1 module that accompanied the expert-level set of the original no-prefix D&D, starting around 1981.  As the rules grew from basic to expert to companion and beyond, the rules series became known as the BECMI series.

How many of us started our adventures here?

Gaming Nostalgia – Briarwood Castle

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Part of the Invincible Overlord series, Briarwood Castle was part of the late-80s Judges’ Guild reboot.


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Video: Sovereign of the Seas – First Look!

What’s inside Compass Games’ new box? ~

Jim Owczarski, 1 July 2017

Let’s take a look inside the new Sovereign of the Seas from Compass Games

Much more about this game coming as we dig into it in greater detail.


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Gaming Nostalgia – Digital D-Day

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Avalon Hill does digital, as your push your pixels onto the beaches of Normandy.


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Origins – Raffle Winners

Who went home with their prizes from #Origins2017? ~

Brant Guillory, 27 June 2017

Photos by Corrinne Mahaffey

One of our highlights every year is the end-of-Origins raffle.  Everyone who plays in a ticketed event with us gets their names thrown in the cup for a raffle prize, to go along with the table prizes we’re giving out all convention long.  Some of those guys are in there 4 or 5 times, too!  Why?  Simple – we’re rewarding the wargamers who sit down and play a bunch of games with us!

More accurately, the vendors who donate their kind and generous support to our events are rewarding those gamers that are sitting down to game with us.

This year we had prizes for the raffle from Enterprise Games/GMT, DVG, Dust Tactics, Academy Games, Flying Pig Games, LNLP, and more, to go with a bunch of GrogHeads t-shirts.  We would’ve had more to give out from the great folks at LPS, High Flying Dice, Collins Epic, Lost Battalion, and Proving Ground, but our gamers had already snatched up those prizes earlier in the show!

This year we even experimented with live-tweeting the raffle, which went about as well as you’d expect it to, based on a last-minute decision.

So without further ado, our winners, and some scenes from the raffle itself.

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Gaming Nostalgia – Frontier Miniatures

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Frontier minis – one of a bunch of 80s-era minis companies.


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