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I started with a 1200 baud that was so loud I had to tape a wad of paper to the bottom of it to keep from annoying my family. I miss those sounds too along with the opening music for the Computer Chronicles with Stewart Cheifet.
Toggle Commented Apr 28, 2010 on Computerwelt at WWdN: In Exile
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I got a nasty crescent-moon pinch from Marble Madness in 1985. Holding a pencil in school was memorable for a week or two afterward.
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Now I can't stop picturing James Lipton turning to Jonathan Frakes and saying just this line.
Toggle Commented Jan 25, 2010 on From the Vault: Still Cool at WWdN: In Exile
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I always smile to myself when I reach the point in Stand By Me when Gordie exclaims "Fuck writing, I don't want to be a writer"
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2009 on time to write at WWdN: In Exile
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I loved that book. I, along with the multitudes, relied on Pink Floyd to get through high school. I also came across this lovely item during my spring clean this weekend. I know, it's not for the 4000, but hey.
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On the topic of actually running a game, one of the best books I ever came across was the 2nd edition rule supplement book Campaign Sourcebook and Catacomb Guide. I recall it covered a number of topics like dealing with rules-lawyers and preventing Monte Hall style treasure giveaways. My Mom was so scared by Tom Hanks' riveting performance in Mazes and Monsters that I was never allowed to play, only read.
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