Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Tales of the Reaching Moon

This post marks a change in direction for this blog. I will still post photographs of my painted miniatures, but I’ve been inspired to write more, rather than just upload photographs.

That inspiration came from listening to the recent episode of  The Grognard Files, a podcast about roleplaying that mostly covers games from the early days of the hobby, a time when I was getting started, and my own experience runs very closely to that of the host and his group. Check it out, it’s a real “cup of tea and a chat” style podcast that makes for easy and compelling listening.

In the episode in question, number 22, we hear about the Runequest Renaissance of the mid 90s, which is when my interest in the game was at its most... acquisitive, shall we say. The host, Dirk the Dice, was chatting with Michael O’Brian, Vice President of Chaosium, the game’s publisher, who mentioned that his break into writing for Runequest came when he received a copy of issue 1 of the fanzine Tales of the Teaching Moon.

Having not read my copies of these magazines recently, I thought it would be a good idea to go back through them, and while I’m at it, why not post my thoughts.

So that’s what I’ll do. Maybe one a month at first, in chronological order without looking ahead to later issues so that I can try to comment on them as if they have just been released.

Watch this space...

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