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Hi everybody, On Sunday, December 8th I will be at McMenamins Roadhouse on Cornelius Pass Blvd,in Hillsborough, Oregon. I will be running demo games and selling Star Run and Broadswords to Bullets (they make great Christmas presents).
See you there, Clayton
Back in 1980 I was visiting relatives in Boston when someone turned on the tube. On screen was a decrepit old villan in a ping-pong ball covered wheelchair arguing with a goofy looking guy in a seventeen foot long scarf– my first Doctor, Tom Baker.
I rediscovered the show on PBS during my high-school years. It came on at 1:00 am Saturday nights, and I would catch it when I came home from my weekly D&D game. The special effects were laughable and some stories were definitely better than others. But the character was thoroughly compelling. I loved watching the wily Doctor outfox his over powered opponents. The Doctor and I shared a common bond, we were both smart-asses who hated bullies. He was my hero.
As far as I could tell, I was the lone Who fan in Dayton, Ohio. When a convention came to Cincinnati featuring Louise Jameson AKA Leela the Doctor’s barbarian companion, I was thrilled. I even wore the souvenir hat and pin I acquired the day I left for the Navy. Spending a few years at sea kind of cut me off from the Dr. Who fold, and I never had the time after my return to get invested in the post Tom Baker actors. My loss I suppose. Still, the show shaped me into the kind of geek I became, and I will always owe a debt to the Doctor.
Obviously, I’m not alone. My God, has the show really been on for 50 years? So many doctors, so many changes. But in the end, it’s still this goofy guy, who stands up to bullies. Doctor, I love you.
We had a great time this past weekend in Portland, Oregon at Orycon. Orycon is probably the least commercial and most fun convention in the Northwest and this year didn’t disappoint. While running a game of Battlefields: from Broadswords to Bullets we were interviewed by The ConQuest Show, http://theconquestshow.com/?p=124 . This will be their second episode and, when it’s ready, will be on the conquestshow.com and we’re looking forward to seeing it.
For those of you who’ve never been to a fan convention, you don’t know what you’re missing. Gaming, parties, cosplay and a celebration of all things geek are what you can expect at such venues. The next one Quick and Easy games will be attending is GameStorm. This is a purely gaming con held at The Vancouver Hilton, in Vancouver, Washington. We hope to see you there the weekend of March 20th, 2014. We hope to see you there!
We are working on a PDF download of STAR RUN and should have it available on our catalog before the end of November. For those who already have a printed copy you will notice few changes (we fixed some typos). However, Jess Jennings has been kind enough to give us a much better Kilroy.
As you know, Kilroy is the crusty old spacer who is there to give advice to young adventurers just beginning to travel the galaxy. He is also the protagonist in the upcoming book, TALES OF THE SCREAMING EAGLE, due to be released by Double Dragon Publishing in 2014. I think Jess did a great job in capturing the spirit of this character, and I hope you will agree.
Happy Halloween everybody! It’s also the season for science fiction conventions and other costumed fandom events. I’ve been working on a few costumes myself lately and I’ve noticed a pattern…they’re all uniforms.
I’ve my old standby Babylon 5 GROPO uniform. A Bab 5 psicop that I did a few years back for my wife is still ready to go. I’ve got a Forbidden Planet space service uniform for my son that I’m putting the finishing touches on. And I’me about to start a Aliens; Colonial Marines Class-C uniform for a friend.
Why all the uniforms? Well, I will admit to being a fan of good military SF like the Lost Fleet series by Jack Campbell and the Honor Harrington books by David Weber. But there are practical reasons as well…no really!
First off, costumes that resemble armor, like Boba Fett, are harder to make, and once you’re in them it’s hard to go to the bathroom. Similarly, if you’re doing an alien or a monster there’s a lot of makeup and spirit gum clinging to your skin all day and that can get annoying after an hour or more. Finally, if you want to dress as some civilian character like Rick Deckard from Bladerunner or Douglas Quaid from Total Recall, you may have a lot of people walking up to you and asking “Who are you supposed to be?”…if they recognize that you’re actually in a costume in the first place.
Uniforms can be easy to make. My Bab 5 uniforms– both started life as suit jackets I bought at Goodwill. The Forbidden Planet uniform– a set of coveralls bought at Dickies. And the Colonial space marine uniform began with a trip to the Army/Navy store and some Aliens patches I got on-line (Starbase Atlanta). Also, with a uniform people seldom ask “What are you supposed to be?” The uniform is usually quite unique to the show you want to represent and sure to shout its title to any SF fan. Hell, even a non-SF fan can spot a Star Trek uniform! <img <img src=
So, yea. Think uniforms when you want to do an iconic SF costume that you can make easily, wear comfortably and represent your favorite show. Have fun, and see you at Orycon!
PS: If you happen to think your space uniform needs a little panache, Look at our selection of Star Run patches in our catalog!
Well, you know…Indie Press Revolution is one of the best places to find what hot in the underground gaming movement. It’s basically a clearing house site for small press game companies (like us) to showcase their work to the wider world.
Games like ‘Spirit of the Century’ and ‘Fiasco’ call IPR home, and so does ‘Star Run’ and ‘Battlefields’. Many of their games, like ‘Z-Ward’ are extremely reasonably priced (only five bucks). So it’s definitely worth the risk of trying something new.
The company is run by a guy named Jason Walters, and he has a great rep in the biz for honest service. This is no fly by night company, but a well established business that caters to the strange and exotic in fandom. Their site is listed under our “Links” page and definitely worth a look.
For all you fantasy gamers out there, D. Wallace Peach has spun a great tale of action and adventure! The Melding of Aeris, produced by Mocking Bird Lane Press.
The Melding of Aeris is a violent epic of blood and revenge in a world wrecked by fire. No longer human, the people of this world dwell trapped in the skin of murdered men. If you like your stories philosophical, yet filled with carnage, this book is right up your alley.