Monthly Archives: August 2013

Back in the day…

One day Wally Hnatiw came out of the University Theater on Bloor and saw a store he’d never seen before. On the second floor across the street was a store called Mr. Gameways’ Ark. This was the 70s and he’d … Continue reading

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My Coffee With Wally

I just had coffee with Wally Hnatiw (of Dungeon Parties Inc., Games By The Water, The Full Spectrum Game Club, and Pandemonium) and got a great load of stories about the game scene in the early 80s. I’m going to … Continue reading

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Coffee with Wally

I posted about the Full Spectrum Game Club and got the correct spelling for Wally Hnatiw. Naturally, the thing to do was to look him up in the phone book, give him a call, and invite him for coffee. We’re … Continue reading

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The Full Spectrum Gaming Club

In our faux timeline for Mr. Gameways’ Ark, it is now hurtling towards oblivion. I was talking to a fellow at OSRCon who added a wrinkle. The third floor was not part of the store. It was a warehouse and … Continue reading

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Deities & Demigods versions

Talking to Frank Mentzer could be a trip because you’d get these direct answers to long standing, debated-around-the-game-store questions in a direct bang-bang, one-two punch format. Turns out The Chaosium did not send a cease and desist letter to TSR … Continue reading

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Pictures from Saturday

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Traveller Sunday Morning

Doug has offered to run another Traveller adventure tomorrow morning in the first session before he joins Frank’s game in the second session. If you want to play Traveller, come on out. I had dinner with some people after today’s … Continue reading

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Frank & Ed panel

Frank Mentzer and Ed Greenwood did a panel talking about the early days of TSR. It was good fun. And together they were a great combination.  

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Frank Mentzer game Sunday afternoon

Frank is going to run a gaming session on Sunday afternoon starting at 2pm. I’m not sure if it’ll be Lich Dungeon (which is huge) or Quondam Font. To be decided I guess.

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Wee Warriors & The Vampire Queen

So, waiting for things to move from the arrival of the plane to the game session, Frank and I had some time to kill. He’s got lots of stories and here are some things I didn’t know. The first modules … Continue reading

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