Tag Archives: Cyrano

Dragon’ Up The Past – Week 8, Strange Things Afoot

What’s the ’80s tie-in to today? ~

Brant & Jim, 15 December 2017

Lots of psionics, literary references to your gaming, an early Ravenloft ad, tracing character sketches, and a nice tie-in to today’s storytelling.

We’ve got plenty more where this one came from – there’s 193 issues still to go!


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The Tuesday Interview – Dr Ezra Sidran, Designer of General Staff

With a fresh Kickstarter launch, General Staff is plowing ahead ~

Jim Owczarski, 12 December 2017

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The folks who follow this site know about (and many of us are quite excited by) the approach of General Staff.  What have you been working on since last we talked?

We’ve been busy getting all the modules necessary for users to create their own scenarios (the Army Design module, the Map Design Module and the Scenario Design module) ready for beta testing. In the process we decided to make some major changes to the underlying file structures and rewrote a lot of code to make the entire General Staff project behave properly in future versions of Windows. We’ve also conducted a survey to select the thirty free scenarios that will be sent to early supporters of the General Staff Kickstarter campaign and researched the maps and Order of Battle tables for the scenarios. And then we’ve been busy trying to get the word out about the General Staff project in general.

Dragon’ Up The Past – Week 7, Life in the 90s

The (relatively) recent 90s era of Dragon ~

Brant & Jim, 8 December 2017

Tank-hunting, Stackpole talks altered reality, magic beans, and a lot of low-level modules, plus dragon kingdoms, The Princess Ark, and colorful photos of minis.

Don’t worry, there’s plenty more where this one came from – there’s 194 issues still to go!


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Modern-Day Napoleonic Battles & Travels, Part the Fifth

The continuing chronicles of last summer’s wanderings ~

Jim Owczarski, 2 December 2017

On the evening of October 13, 1806, Napoleon I, emperor of the French, made his headquarters here at the site of what is now the Jena Battlefield Museum.

If the displays are to be believed, a recent proprietor was given to dressing up as Napoleon annually and playing at Jena.  I admire this.

Dragon’ Up The Past – Week 6, Dueling Commentary

What do we find in an early-80’s issue of Dragon? ~

Brant & Jim, 1 December 2017

The Duelist NPC, some interesting ads, and a bunch of game reviews in the magazine, served with a heaping helping of delightful commentary and nostalgic romps through someone’s childhood.

Don’t worry, there’s plenty more where this one came from – there’s 195 issues still to go!


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