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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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Dragon’ Up The Past – Week 5, TANKSgiving

Yes, even our weekly video series is celebrating TANKSgiving ~

Brant & Jim, 24 November 2017

A super-sized episode that talks combat systems, fantasy artwork models, deciding what’s “fun”, celebrity appearances from years before they were famous, and TANKS!

Don’t worry, there’s plenty more where this one came from – there’s 196 issues still to go!


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Dragon’ Up The Past – Week 4, Mano-a-Mano

Hey, someone is listening, right? ~

Brant & Jim, 17 November 2017

Man-to-man combat takes center stage in this episode, as we explore the roots of gaming through the lens of old issues of Dragon Magazine

Don’t worry, there’s plenty more where this one came from – there’s 197 issues still to go!


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Deep Thoughts on Field of Glory 2

Are the roots of FoG2 found in tabletop minis? ~

Jim Owczarski, 11 November 2017

There’s not an awful lot of point in doing a straight review of a game like “Field of Glory 2” (hereafter FoG2) in a venue like this one.  After all, we are a fairly aware lot and share information about the games we get, like, and dislike quickly.  By now, you have all likely heard the game is the best of its kind in this generation (it is) and that it surpasses its only real competition — Interactive Magic’s much-admired “Great Battles” series.  Were this the whole story I’d recommend slapping an “Order of the Hex” on the thing and moving on.

I think, though, many reviewers have missed the importance of FoG2’s roots in tabletop miniatures gaming, roots that have made this such a remarkably strong offering.  Therefore, I would like, in place of a proper review, to point out five things that FoG2 took from the world of little lead men that make it so very special.

Dragon’ Up The Past – Week 3, Gary was pissed

Waaaaaay back into the vault for this one ~

Brant & Jim, 10 November 2017

Slip on your bell-bottoms as we go way back to an old issue of Dragon Magazine, and check out 1970s-vintage wargaming awards, a very angry editorial from Gary Gygax, a textual hype-man, and the first appearance of the Ninja NPC.

Don’t worry, there’s plenty more where this one came from – there’s 198 issues still to go!


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