GaryCon XI Convention Report – Day 3

Saturday March 9th, 2019 Grand Geneva Resort & Spa Lake Geneva, Wisconsin On Friday, I got in a large chunk of my volunteer hours as I worked GM services from 2PM until about 10 PM. Mostly this involved providing GM services. It's a tradition at GaryCon for GM's to have volunteers on staff stop by … Continue reading GaryCon XI Convention Report – Day 3

GaryCon XI

GaryCon is coming up next month and I plan on attending again as a volunteer. In the evenings I'll be working in HQ, or gaming HQ, and with GM support. I also plan on working the charity auction, where old gaming collectibles are up for bid, and the proceeds go to a good cause as … Continue reading GaryCon XI

Dave Arneson Week 2018 – Duke Siefried’s Lifetime of Play!

In memory, and to the honor of Bruce "Duke" Seifried, A pioneers in adventure games and one of the originators of Dungeons & Dragons. On this day, and to honor Dave Arneson, I wish to pay tribute to  "Duke" Seifried who passed away in his home yesterday at the age of eighty three after an … Continue reading Dave Arneson Week 2018 – Duke Siefried’s Lifetime of Play!

The Story of the Spanish Cannon, 2008 edition!

Found the original article I wrote, Published a decade ago (Wow! really?... time flies!) in October of 2008, so I'll republish this here now for you... The year is 1524. I'm in the Spanish territories of the new world, specifically the newly founded city of Granada in what is present day Nicaragua. As the quartermaster … Continue reading The Story of the Spanish Cannon, 2008 edition!

CincyCon 2018 – Part Five – Saving the Best for Last!

I hope you all have enjoyed the photo stream from CincyCon 2018. To finish out today, I'm adding just a few of my favorite dealers and new contacts from the show. There were at least twenty-five exhibitors, and this show is larger than I thought, I'm glad I finally made it to attend this year! … Continue reading CincyCon 2018 – Part Five – Saving the Best for Last!

Just how much does that Spanish Cannon cost ….anyway? …and American Privateers!

So anyway, back in 2007 I was looking for the price of Spanish cannon in the age of the Conquistadors. Really, was looking at all kinds of things, ...Muskets, Cannons, Caronnades (which weren't invented until 1789, by the way). I was really interested in how much it cost to outfit the Spanish Conquistadors. Because I … Continue reading Just how much does that Spanish Cannon cost ….anyway? …and American Privateers!