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Dougal Campbell
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@Michael: Holy cow, Lou Zocchi is still around! I'm glad to know that :) Back when I lived in Mobile, AL (ca. 1991-ish), a friend and I used to drive 2 hours over to his store in Mississippi. It was a dusty metal building, with 15' ceilings, and shelves almost that high, stocked with tons of games, books, toys, and other merchandise loosely associated with fantasy/sci-fi gaming. I remember he had an old TRS-80 Model 2(?) behind the counter. And a PC on which he showed us how he would tool around with the geometry for his polyhedral dice designs. Remember the Zocchihedron? I had read that the old GameScience store had changed hands, then later shut down. But it's good to know that Zocchi himself is still doing his thing. Wil: I'm jealous that you have time for gaming. I started with D&D when I was in jr. high, in the early 80's. Then in the early/mid 90's I got to game a lot -- I was a bachelor and one of my best friends owned a game store. AD&D, GURPS, Earthdawn, and even a flirtation with Vampire: the Masquerade. Plus tons of board games and of course the birth and explosion of CCGs (I made a nice profit when I sold out my 1st edition Magic: the Gathering stock). I miss all that. But we've got a son with special needs, and family comes first. Anyhow, as long as you have time for gaming now and then, just remember that you've got it good ;)
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@Michael: Holy cow, Lou Zocchi is still around! I'm glad to know that :) Back when I lived in Mobile, AL (ca. 1991-ish), a friend and I used to drive 2 hours over to his store in Mississippi. It was a dusty metal building, with 15' ceilings, and shelves almost that high, stocked with tons of games, books, toys, and other merchandise loosely associated with fantasy/sci-fi gaming. I remember he had an old TRS-80 Model 2(?) behind the counter. And a PC on which he showed us how he would tool around with the geometry for his polyhedral dice designs. Remember the Zocchihedron? I had read that the old GameScience store had changed hands, then later shut down. But it's good to know that Zocchi himself is still doing his thing. Wil: I'm jealous that you have time for gaming. I started with D&D when I was in jr. high, in the early 80's. Then in the early/mid 90's I got to game a lot -- I was a bachelor and one of my best friends owned a game store. AD&D, GURPS, Earthdawn, and even a flirtation with Vampire: the Masquerade. Plus tons of board games and of course the birth and explosion of CCGs (I made a nice profit when I sold out my 1st edition Magic: the Gathering stock). I miss all that. But we've got a son with special needs, and family comes first. Anyhow, as long as you have time for gaming now and then, just remember that you've got it good ;)
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East coast? You need to be at DragonCon. Labor Day weekend, ATL. 20,000 freaks and geeks.
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2008 on 2008 Convention Schedule at WWdN: In Exile
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East coast? You need to be at DragonCon. Labor Day weekend, ATL. 20,000 freaks and geeks.
Toggle Commented Mar 24, 2008 on 2008 Convention Schedule at WWdN: In Exile
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